Adaptation of The Copyright Laws
of Countries in Transition to the
New Technologies; Accesion to,
and Implemention of the
WIPO “INTERNET TREATIES”
This tool offers a comprehensive analysis of the way the national laws of “countries in transition” have been adopted to new technologies.
TDC has analyzed the implementation of the two so called WIPO “Internet Treaties”: the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT). The results are based on a detailed analysis of the national laws of the countries concerned and consultations with government officials and the representatives of interested stake holders of selected countries in the various regions. The analysis offered and the suggestions made serve the objective of describing typical challenges and problems, and outlining solutions and best practices. The study consists of two parts: the first one describes the main characteristic and the status of accession to the two Treaties; the second one deals in detail with the implementation of those provisions of the Treaties in the “transition countries” which were adopted in response to the challenges raised by digital technology and the Internet.
This analysis may offer advice for those countries which are still faced with certain problems that have been duly solved elsewhere, by outlining the desirable elements of provisions.