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WIPO wants to wipe out your rights
The World Intellectual Property Organization has extended the release of its anticipated recommendations to quell trademark fights over domain names until April 23. The plan was supposed to be submitted by the end of this month.
The World Intellectual Property Organization readies its solution to trademark battles over domain names, but critics say it favors big business.
By the end of next month, the World Intellectual Property Organization is expected to submit its final policy proposal for dealing with domain name disputes.
The group is collecting public comments in its quest to work out a system for handling disputes over Net domain names.
WIPO is set to release its solution to domain trademark disputes, amid criticism from academics and others. Meanwhile, ICANN extends the deadline for companies hoping to compete with Network Solutions.
The World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center said today that it will collaborate with Interdeposit, a Geneva-based organization that tracks digital works, to resolve intellectual property disputes. One of Interdeposit's founding members, APP Paris, will monitor the Internet for intellectual property violations, while the WIPO Center will handle arbitration.
A controversial treaty proposal to make ISPs and telephone carriers police their customers' activities is dropped at the WIPO conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
Buried deep in the WIPO database treaty is a provision to ban copyright-cracking technology that opponents say could make PCs and correction fluid illegal.