SAA Signs On to Joint NGO Letter on Proposed WIPO Treaty on Broadcasting

May 31, 2018—At the recommendation of the SAA Intellectual Property Working Group, the SAA Executive Committee agreed to sign on to a Joint NGO Letter on the Proposed WIPO Treaty on Broadcasting, drafted by Knowledge Ecology International. As IPWG noted, the current proposed treaty “creates a new exclusive intellectual property right that reaches too broadly, creates post-fixation rights, and contains inadequate exceptions and limitations.” SAA stands with many other groups in expressing concern that “negotiations on a broadcasting treaty have not clarified a number of important issues, nor addressed core concerns from civil society and copyright holders.” Read the full letter here.