At the opening of this week’s meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee, some member states talked about a new proposal, and officials signalled a new level of energy. But civil society voiced concerns on the provisions of a potential treaty protecting broadcasters against signal piracy, underlining the 50-year envisioned protection, and the need to carve out strong limitations and exceptions. Separately, Argentina tabled a proposal to help the discussions on deferred transmissions, which have been a sticking point in negotiations.
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