WIPO Panel 7. The Entertainment Industry in Today's Market Economy and Digital Environment
Friedman, Daryl P.
Issues discussed: The agenda of the music industry and content providers. Towards catalogues of music on line. Consequences and impact of the new online music destination, offering ad-supported legal downloads of audio and video content licensed from the catalogues of the world's major and independent record labels. New standards for digital distribution of digital contents (e.g., Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)). The economic impact of collective rights management and the ever increasing value of copyright and related rights. Have the 1996 WIPO treaties (WCT and WPPT) changed practices for royalties collected overseas? The role of governments and collective management organizations in the current digital environment and market. The American copyright education compaign.