Russia and AllofMP3.com: Why the WTO and WIPO Must Create a New System for Resolving Copyright Disputes in the Digital Age

Akron Intellectual Property Journal, Vol. 1, 2007

37 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2007

Abstract

The Internet facilitates music sales between citizens living in different countries. Problems arise where countries have varying standards of what constitutes adequate copyright protection. The World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization are two separate organizations working toward the goal of curing the divide created by the territorial system of copyright law. Both organizations have methods for resolving international copyright disputes: the Dispute Settlement Understanding for the WTO and the Center for Arbitration and Mediation for WIPO. This article reviews the new business model used by Russian based AllofMP3.com in arguing that the system for resolving international copyright disputes must be changed if copyrights are to survive in the Digital Age.

Keywords: WTO,TRIPS, DSU, WIPO, Berne Convention, AllofMP3.com, Russia

Suggested Citation

Benko, Brian A., Russia and AllofMP3.com: Why the WTO and WIPO Must Create a New System for Resolving Copyright Disputes in the Digital Age. Akron Intellectual Property Journal, Vol. 1, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=978717

Brian A. Benko (Contact Author)

McDermott Will & Emery ( email )

500 North Capitol Street, N.W.
The McDermott Building
Washington, DC 20005-3096
United States

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