WIPO Panel 1. The Application of International Treaties in Relation to Collective Management of Rights
Issues discussed: Nature and scope of rights concerned; technological protection measures (TPM) and rights management information; the challenges ahead: systems interoperability and market access. Role of identification numbering systems in the field of copyright content: the right of distribution and mechanical reproduction rights in computer networks. European collective management organizations facing competition measures. Are European competition measures in harmony with international norms? The impact of European competition vis-a-vis foreign authors' societies and major publishers.