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<nettime> UN Broadcasting Treaty May Restrict Speech
Prem Chandavarkar on Fri, 5 May 2006 10:19:00 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> UN Broadcasting Treaty May Restrict Speech

[from slashdot.org]

A UN treaty under proposal could lead to unprecedented restrictions on
free speech and fair use rights around the world. Ars Technica pulls
together what you need to know from multiple sources." From the
article: "The proposed broadcasting treaty would create entirely new
global rights for broadcasting companies who have neither created nor
own the programming. What's even more alarming is the proposal from
the United States that the treaty regulate the Internet transmission
of audio and video entertainment. It is dangerous and inappropriate
for an unelected international treaty body to undertake the task of
creating entirely new rights, which currently exist in no national
law, such as webcasting rights and anti-circumvention laws related to

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