The EBU supports the work of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in pursuing the adoption of a WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty.
The adoption of a WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty would harmonize the copyright protection granted to broadcasting organizations by setting minimum standards internationally. It would be an effective anti-piracy instrument to protect programme-carrying signals on a global scale.
The Second Revised Draft Text for the WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty (SCCR/43/3) is a balanced instrument aimed at protecting the programme-carrying signal. The amendments made to the text allow for a common understanding of the scope of protection.
We call upon WIPO Member States to: