Has the US been candid about the status of the broadcasters/webcasters treaty?
by MANON RESS
Offzroad (blog), publication date: 10 May 2006
"The timeline below shows that there's been a lot of work done on the issue of creating these new intellectual property rights for broadcasters, cablecaster and webcasters and that the treaty is moving forward. We have not had one public consultation meeting about the topic unless you count private meetings of the US delegation with Ben Ivens (NAB), Jonathan Potter and Seth Greenstein (DiMA) and a few others. We are asking (again) for a public discussion with stakeholders before a diplomatic conference date is set and the scope of the text is quasi impossible to change. Waiting for the implementation period as some have suggested is a mistake as we all saw when the DMCA was done as an implementation of the WCT and WPPT."