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Re: Broadcast Flag Treaty-WIPO again
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- Subject: Re: Broadcast Flag Treaty-WIPO again
- From: "Gherman, Paul M" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 21:46:29 EDT
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The 1976 copyright law specifically allows libraries and archived to tape
news broadcasts, migrate them to other storage media, and make and loan an
limited number of copies for research and study. The Vanderbilt
Television News Archive has been operating under this clause since 1968.
But what the Broadcast Flag Treaty does to this clause is certainly a
question we would like to have answered.
--On Sunday, June 20, 2004 11:01 PM -0400 Liblicense-L Listowner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 23:37:23 EDT From: email@example.com Subject: Broadcast Flag Treaty-WIPO again If CBS broadcasts the president's state of the Union, even though there's no copyright involved, a new WIPO proposed TREATY will make it illegal to capture or "fix" the broadcast by anyone but the (non-copyright holding) broadcaster. bye bye TIVO and VCRs? The US wants for some reason, webcasts included. Sort of the DMCA for broadcasters (makes it illegal etc. to remove a "broadcast flag" that prohibits "fixing" the broadcast by the rest of the world-except the broadcaster non-copyright owner. Period of time is 50 years counted from the year an item is broadcast At least , thats what it looks like to me and some others who have commented on it. Take a look at Ernest Miller's post on CORANTE: http://www.corante.com/importance/archives/002925.html WIPO TREATY for the PROTECTION OF BROADCAST ORGANIZATIONS. Article 8-right of fixation "Broadcasting organizations shall enjoy the exclusive right of authorizing the fixation of their broadcasts" I guess that means that even if you taped the first Johnny Carson broadcasts and the network destroyed them, YOU would be illegal....what a strange strange way to ensure the destruction of any record of our shared cultural experiences., our cultural memory.OH, yes, it would be illegal to circumvent a broadcast flag...even if its--well just repeat after me DMCA!! And if you own it, as we know, you can change it...Orwell well where are you?? Does anyone know if archival taping/recording, is permitted? probaby not, since off air taping is generally ONLY for time shifting..but that could easily be prohibited by the new non-copyright owner. I wonder how many new rights are waiting in the wings to protect other "organizations" while sounding the death knell to individual's rights to keep a record of their world-and maybe just maybe pass it on to future generations. One of the few areas I know something about off-air taping is in radio broadcasts from the early days of commercial radio. If amateurs hadn't taped them, many wouldn't be around today. We know what happened to Johnny Carson's early TV broadcasts. .. Chuck Hamaker