Look, I'm a webcaster is a page that illustrates the very low standards to qualify for WIPO's proposed Webcasting Treaty, which would provide a new intellectual property simply for making any combination of sounds and images available over the internet, under the defintion below.
DRAFT BASIC PROPOSAL FOR THE WIPO TREATY ON THE PROTECTION OF BROADCASTING ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING A NON-MANDATORY APPENDIX ON THE PROTECTION IN RELATION TO WEBCASTING, 8 February 2006, SCCR_14_2
(a) “webcasting” means the transmission by wire or wireless means over a computer network for the reception by the public, of sounds or of images or of images and sounds or of the representations thereof, by means of a program-carrying signal which is accessible for members of the public at substantially the same time. Such transmissions, when encrypted, shall be considered as “webcasting” where the means for decrypting are provided to the public by the webcasting organization or with its consent.
(b) “webcasting organization” means the legal entity that takes the initiative and has the responsibility for the transmission to the public of sounds or of images or of images and sounds or of the representations thereof, and the assembly and scheduling of the content of the transmission.
CPTech is the Webcasating organization.
Program for May 2, 2006, 9am
Excerpts from November 8, 2005 Hearings of the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Schedule
Program for May 3, 2006, 9am
Recording from February 22, 2006, Public Symposium on the Proposed WIPO "Webcasting Treaty" at the National Academies, Washington, DC.