Broadcasters Push for Broader Online Rights

“Copyright may be the 800-pound gorilla of the Internet, but there’s a brand-new pseudo copyright in the works capable of swallowing massive chunks of the public domain, bones and all.

“The new right — or rather, set of rights — would give companies fresh exclusive rights on top of any existing rights for anything they ‘webcast.’ In other words, a company could take a movie that’s fallen into the public domain, webcast it, and keep the general public, to whom it belongs, from recording it.”

Copyfight. One IP Right to Rule Them All. Sept. 19, 2005.

See also:

James Love. Webcasting — What Rights Do the Webcasters Want? Random Bits (listserv). Sept. 20, 2005.

EFF Deep Links. RIAA Trying to Copy-Protect Radio. Sept. 9, 2005.

Ernest Miller. The Broadcast Flag Treaty – Draft Available. The Importance Of … April 7, 2004.


James Boyle. More Rights Are Wrong for Webcasters. Sept. 26, 2005.

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Written by sesomedia

09/22/2005 at 08:52

Posted in Web & Online

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