World Broadcasting Unions push WIPO Broadcasting Treaty

A coalition of global broadcasting unions (including the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union – ABU) made a strong push to re-start the negotiating process for a Broadcasting Treaty, at the just-concluded semi-annual meeting of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyrights.  The broadcasting organizations told the international gathering that “Adequate (copyright) protection must include effective judicial remedies against digital piracy and other misappropriation of broadcasters’ expertise, resources, and effort….”  In response, the WIPO Committee asked member countries to submit new proposals for treaty language, to be considered at the next meeting in June 2011. For more information please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .