India and the WIPO Broadcasters Treaty : Past Position & Future

India’s statement on behalf of the Asia – Pacific Group at the 32nd SCCR is available here http://pmindiaun.org/pages.php?id=1294.
Going by its statement, its not difficult to guess its reluctance once again to support the WIPO Broadcasters Treaty in its heart and spirit.

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Background :

In a previous post, I had made a cursory remark on the WIPO Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations (WBT). Since the commencement of the negotiations for the WBT, the Indian delegation has expressed its reservations on some of the key provisions. This is possibly because voice has been expressed that no objective reason for the WBT had been established. However, this is far from true.

Ahead of the 32nd Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), scheduled from May 9th to May 13, 2016, I will highlight India’s position in the last two SCCRs. The upcoming SCCR could be decisive for the multilateral norm-setting by WIPO for protection of broadcasting organizations. I’ll highlight that there is a compelling need for India to support the WBT.

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Past Position: 

On a general reading of India’s official statement at the last two SCCRs, it’s clear that India is…

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About Seemantani Sharma (My views are my own and they should be yours too)

Nomadic IP Lawyer. Penchant for reading, critically thinking and writing (at times ranting) about IP. Awaiting for the Eureka moment for clearing my perpetual muddled academic interest - the global politics of IP or its economics or their confluence Aspire to enrol for a Ph.D in international and comparative IP law in the next five years or so.
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