KEI initial comments on Draft text for a WIPO Broadcast Organization treaty, SCCR/44/3, Article 2,3,5,8 and 14


This is a comment on the most recent version of the proposed WIPO treaty for broadcasting organizations, SCCR/44/3.

KEI’s primary concerns with SCCR/44/3 discussed in this note are that the definitions of broadcasting and protected programmes are too broad, stored programmes are not broadcasts and should be excluded, the article on national treatment includes an inappropriate upward ratchet and the article on formalities is too restrictive.

KEI will later provide a memorandum to share our views on the default rights and the Article on limitations and exceptions.

The following are discussions involving Articles 2, 3 5 and 14 of SCCR/44/3, including questions, comments and recommendations.

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