IP Justice: “WIPO Pushes Forward with Broadcasting Treaty – Webcasting Deferred”

By |May 8th, 2006|

By IP Justice Executive Director Robin D. Gross
8 May 2006
An agreement was reached on 5 May 2006 at the conclusion of a United Nations treaty negotiation in Geneva to exclude the issue of webcasting from a controversial treaty proposal to create new rights for broadcasting companies.
The UN Specialized Agency in the business of enacting global […]

IP Justice: “WIPO Debates Fate of Treaty on Broadcasting & Webcasting”

By |May 2nd, 2006|

IP Justice Media Release ~ 2 May 2006

Contact: Robin D. Gross, IP Justice Executive Director
Telephone: +1.415.553.6261
Email: robin@ipjustice.org

WIPO Debates Fate of Treaty on Broadcasting and Webcasting:
Controversial Provisions Remain in Treaty Draft Over Majority Objections

(Geneva)  IP Justice is in Geneva to participate at the 14th session of the Standing Committee on Copyrights and Related Rights (SCCR) at […]

IP Justice Opinion-Editorial in “IP-Watch” on the Proposed WIPO Broadcasting Treaty

By |May 1st, 2006|

IP Justice’s “Top 10 Reasons to Reject the WIPO Broadcasting Treaty” (rev.2)

By |May 1st, 2006|

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Top 10 Reasons to Reject the WIPO Basic Draft Proposal for a Broadcasting Treaty

May 2006

1. Eliminates the public domain for audio and video programming.
The WIPO copyright committee’s Basic Draft Proposal for a Broadcasting Treaty endangers the public domain for copyrighted materials. It permits broadcasting corporations to […]

IP Justice Statement to the 14th Session of the WIPO Copyright Committee (SCCR)

By |May 1st, 2006|

IP JUSTICE STATEMENT
Regarding a Proposal for a Broadcasting Treaty
at the 14th Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on
Copyrights and Related Rights

1-5 May 2006
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  I speak on behalf IP Justice, an international civil liberties organization that promotes balanced intellectual property law.  Based in San Francisco, IP Justice also maintains representatives in […]

IP Justice Op-Ed: “WIPO Broadcasting Treaty Contains Unsupported Webcasting and ‘Digital Locks'” (IP-Watch)

By |May 1st, 2006|

Circumvention Prohibitions Reconsidered: Why America’s Mistake is Europe’s Future

By |July 6th, 2004|

Circumvention Prohibitions Reconsidered:
Why America’s Mistake is Europe’s Future
By Robin D. Gross, IP Justice
I.  US and EU Pressured to Outlaw Consumer Circumvention
Today lawmakers all over the world are both dreaming of the opportunities and grappling with the challenges that digital technology creates for authors and distributors of intellectual property.  At the same time, consumers express excitement […]

ICANN Threatens Civil Rights of Website Owners: Intellectual Property Interests Govern Use of Personal Information

By |July 5th, 2004|

IP Justice Comments on ICANN WHOIS Preliminary Reports

5 July 2004    view as .doc     view as .pdf

ICANN Threatens Civil Rights of Website Owners:
Intellectual Property Interests Govern Use of Personal Information
July 5, 2004
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Attention: Whois Task Force

4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330

Marina del Rey, CA

90292-6601
RE: IP Justice Commentary on […]

DeCSS Litigation Timeline (Hollywood’s war on DVD software and consumers)

By |February 27th, 2004|

DeCSS Litigation Timeline

Below is a table that outlines Hollywood’s various legal battles to outlaw DeCSS software.

v. Mathew Pavlovich
Filed by DVD-CCAIn California State Courts under trade secret misappropriation claim.(Jurisdictional question).

v. Andrew Bunner
Filed by DVD-CCAIn California State Courts under trade secret misappropriation claim.(First Amendment issue).

v. 2600 Magazine
Filed by Eight Hollywood movie studios in NY Federal Court under […]

IP Justice Statement to German Judicial Committee on Proposed Legislation to Implement Technological Circumvention Prohibitions

By |January 28th, 2003|

IP Justice statement to the German Judicial Committee regarding the proposed legislation to implement European Union Copyright Directive (2001/29/EC) (view as .pdf)

28 January 2003

By Robin D. Gross

RE:  STELLUNGNAHME DER IP JUSTICE ZUM ENTWURF EINES GESETZES ZUR AENDERUNG DES URHEBERRECHTS IN DER INFORMATIONSGESELLSCHAFT (BUNDESTAGSDRUCKSACHE 15/38)