A Development Analysis of the Proposed WIPO Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting and Cablecasting Organizations

Research Paper No. 9

72 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2007

Date Written: January 2007

Abstract

This Research Paper analyses the Draft Revised Basic Proposal for a WIPO Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting and Cablecasting Organizations in light of global trends towards media convergence and concentration in the digital environment.

Among others, the Paper considers: The extent to which the proposed protection is necessary and would address the problems faced by broadcasting and cablecasting organizations; The impact of the proposed approach on other stakeholders and access to knowledge in developing countries.

Overall the Paper concludes that there is a lack of evidence to support the granting of the array of rights proposed to broadcasting and cablecasting organizations and that in the short and long-term the Treaty would likely bring more economic and social costs than benefits for developing countries.

Keywords: media, broadcasting, development, intellectual property, copyright

Suggested Citation

Munoz Tellez, Viviana and Waitara, Chege, A Development Analysis of the Proposed WIPO Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting and Cablecasting Organizations (January 2007). Research Paper No. 9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1039301 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1039301

Viviana Munoz Tellez (Contact Author)

South Centre ( email )

17-19 Chemin du Champ d'Anier
Geneva, Geneva 1211
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.southcentre.org

Chege Waitara

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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