RIAA, MPAA Back UN Broadcasting Treaty

A rather audacious, and frankly, way too disturbing treaty is on the verge of being ratified. Being pushed by The United Nations, Wipo Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is seriously pushing through a treaty that will regulate the Internet transmission of audio and video entertainment.

Under the proposed treaty, cable companies, radio stations, and Webcasting operators would essentially take over the rights to control material broadcast over the Internet. The treaty also demands that countries signed to the agreement would have to enforce the implementation of DRM. For more details check out this report.

Published Date: May 06, 2006 11:30 am | Updated Date: May 06, 2006 11:30 am