No `Cybercop' for Intellectual-Property Pact
Woellert, Lorraine, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Madonna, Mickey Mouse and every artistic creator and creation in between stand to benefit from a new international pact designed to protect patents, copyrights and other intellectual property rights in cyberspace.
Who will play cybercop, however, has yet to be decided.
In a sprint to keep international law in step with technology, a United Nations panel in Geneva yesterday closed a landmark pact that will establish global ground rules for protecting recordings, videos, books and other intellectual property that zips through the Internet and across international borders.
The agreement, negotiated over the past two weeks, is the first of its kind. When …
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Publication information: Article title: No `Cybercop' for Intellectual-Property Pact. Contributors: Woellert, Lorraine - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: December 21, 1996. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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