WIPO INTERNET TREATIES ON INTERNET PIRACY

To fight Internet piracy, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) concluded two copyright treaties in Geneva in 1996: the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT), collectively known as the “WIPO Internet Treaties” which entered into force in 2002. The WIPO Internet Treaties set out the minimum standard of intellectual property protection with respect to the delivery of copyrighted works on the Internet. This summary will address the following questions, what copyright and related rights are protected on the Internet under the WIPO Internet Treaties, what is the purpose of the WIPO Internet Treaties, and what are the two technological adjuncts to the rights required by the WIPO Internet treaties.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What copyright and related rights are protected on the Internet under the WIPO Internet Treaties?
What is the purpose of the WIPO Internet Treaties?
What are the two technological adjuncts to the rights required by the WIPO Internet treaties?

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