Friday, April 28, 2006

Intel: abandon the Broadcast Treaty

IntelIntel has tried to inject some reality on the proposed Broadcasting Treaty into the World Intellectual Property Organisation, which proceeds in its happy alternative universe where the only interests that count are those of large intellectual property holders:

Intel opposes the WIPO Broadcast Treaty. Proponents have not demonstrated that the benefits of creating new exclusive rights outweigh the burdens that these new rights impose… Intel believes that efforts to enact the WIPO Broadcast Treaty should be abandoned.

Nor is John Naughton impressed:

When I first saw the draft… I assumed it must have been written by executives at Fox, NBC and other US TV networks while high on cocaine, because it read like a wish-list of everything a failing industry could want to protect it from the future.

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