The 1996 WIPO Copyright Treaties: 10 Years Later. Panel 2: The Copyright Treaties and DRM
Date of Event
November 10, 2006
Presented by: Center for Law, Technology and the Arts Cosponsored by: the Frederick K Cox International Law Center
Fifth Annual LTA Symposium
Gwen Hinze, International Affairs Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation Joseph Liu, Professor, Boston College School of Law Andres Guadamuz, Professor, University of Edinburgh School of Law, AHRC Research Centre for Studies in IP and IT Law Alain Strowel, Professor Faculties Universitaires Saint-Louis, Universite de Liege In 1996, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) adopted two treaties pertaining to copyrights in the digital age the Copyright Treaty, and the Performances and Phonograms Treaty. As a result, legislatures from signatory countries, including the U.S., adopted various revisions to their copyright legislation. In the U.S., this included the enactment of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act as well as attempts to draft legislation to protect proprietary interests in valuable commercial databases. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the treaties. The symposium will provide a 10-year retrospective on the legal and policy issues underlying the adoption of the treaties and the ramifications of the implementation of relevant treaty provisions into local law. The symposium will include speakers from the U.S. and various other jurisdictions to compare legislative and judicial approaches to a number of issues arising under the WIPO treaties.
Law, Technology and the Arts Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, "The 1996 WIPO Copyright Treaties: 10 Years Later. Panel 2: The Copyright Treaties and DRM" (2006). Conferences and Symposia. 292.