June 25, 2007

Broadcast Treaty wounded and dying

It's been four or five years since Electronic Frontier Foundation joined the fight against the United Nations' "broadcast treaty," and this week, just as things were looking darkest, we scored our most definitive victory,The broadcast treaty creates a copyright-like "broadcast right," for the entities that make works available. So while copyright goes to the people who create things, broadcast rights go to people who have no creative contribution at all.

Link: BoingBoing


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