WIPO plans to extend copyright protection of broadcast signals from 20 to 50 years

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  1. Jeff Jacobson

    Jeff Jacobson Cinematographer

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    Doom9 has some links to articles about how the "WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization - the organization that gave us the basis for the DMCA) plans to extend copyright protection for broadcast signals from 20 to 50 years."

    A quote from the article: "Unless broadcasting companies plan on transmitting their signals to Jupiter, a 50-year term makes even less sense because signals only exist for the short time they take to travel through the air to reach their point of reception".

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  2. Eddy-C

    Eddy-C Supporting Actor

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    Why ban computers?
     
  3. Jeff Jacobson

    Jeff Jacobson Cinematographer

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  4. Glenn Overholt

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    As for computers, they'd only be illegal if they had the decryption code.

    I didn't read the article, but this falls in with what I heard before - that when we all are in HD-TV, we will not be able to TIVO or VCR anything unless the TV station permits it. Everything else will be copy-protected, and we won't even be able to record it live.

    This is going to suck royally, big time.

    Glenn
     
  5. LizH

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    Which will put quite a crimp in Tivo's business.
     
  6. John Watson

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    I won't be around in 50 years, but I think I'll arrange to be cremated - I don't want some corporate entity to be able trademark my DNA and sell my brains [​IMG].

    Seriously, this Intellectual Property movement is going beyond reasonable limits.
     
  7. David_Blackwell

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    Someone will invent something to hack the code or provide a code to hack the copy protection. Copy protection is a problematic concept because someone will always find a way to hack it or get around it if they want to record something bad enough.
     

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