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
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
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