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Background Material on the International Situation

International Story and Calendar

World Intellectual Property Organization

An Analysis by Peter Jaszi

 

US Proposal to WIPO

The Berne Convention

EU Proposal to WIPO

 

WIPO Treatys

Treaty I

Treaty II
 


Private Sector Proposed Revisions to the Draft WIPO Treat Proposals

 

DIGITAL FUTURE COALITION: Proposed Revisions to Draft WIPO Treaty Proposals

Article 7: Scope of the Right of Reproduction

Article 10: Right of Communication

Article 12: Limitations and Exceptions

Article 13: Obligations Concerning Technological Measures

Ad Hoc Alliance for a Digital Future: Suggested Revisions to the Chairman's Basic Propoasl for the Treaty Formerly Known as the Berne Protocol (see attached letter)

Article 7: Scope of the Right of Reproduction

Article 10: Right of Communication

Article 13: Obligations concerning Technological Measures


 

Digital Future Coalition Comments


Proposals Pending Before WIPO Will Require The Adoption of New Law in the United States

Article 13 and the Proposed "Sui Generis Protection of Databases

Pending WIPO Proposals will Prejudice Congress' Future Felxibility to Make New and Balanced Copyright and Information Policy

Assuring Continued National Flexibility to Implement Rights and Craft Limitations is Central to WIPO and Berne Convention History and Process

The Proposed Treaties Will Not Assure Congress' Flexibility to Strike the Critical Domestic Policy Balance


 

 Private and Public Sector Comments


The DFC Letter to the Vice President

Ad Hoc Coalition Letters

Letter from an international group of companies and organizations

Background Material from the Ad Hoc Alliance for a Digital Future

Analysis of the Chairman's Text

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