OECD Releases Open Internet Framework
Intellectual Property, International, Net Neutrality
July 6th, 2011
WASHINGTON July 6, 2011- The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the Communiqué on Principles for Internet Policy Making last week, presenting a new framework of policies that will promote open internet regulations while still protecting the rights of content makers.
The OECD is an international organization composed of 34 governments with a goal of promoting democracy and expanding market economies.
June IP Breakfast Club Debates Performance Right
Broadband TV, Copyright, Intellectual Property, International
June 16th, 2011
WASHINGTON June 16, 2011- Broadband Breakfast gathered leading experts Tuesday to discuss a performance right for broadcasting at the June installment of the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club.
Under current copyright regulations, when a song is played on terrestrial radio the writer of the song gets paid fee called a broadcast royalty. The singers and musicians that perform the song, however, get no such payment. Performance royalties are paid to singers from web-based radio stations along with cable companies that offer music channels.
Broadband IP Breakfast: A Performance Right for Broadcasting: Will Radio Begin to Pay?
U.S. Remains Largest Broadband Market Worldwide, Halts Slide in OECD Rankings
May 21st, 2009
May 21, 2009 – A December 2008 study released Wednesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows the United States, already the largest consumer of broadband in the world, appears to be halting its recent slide in international broadband penetration rankings.