Intellectual property rights key topic at CBU AGM

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Honouring intellectual property rights was a key issue at the Caribbean Broadcasting Union’s 48th Annual General Assembly (AGA) which wrapped up in Nassau, The Bahamas on 23rd August, 2017.

A release from the Ministry of Public Telecommunications said his year’s AGA held under the theme: Digital Developments in Caribbean Media, looked at the need for transition from analogue to digital radio and television broadcast across the region and the need to preserve the intellectual property rights of broadcasters’ content, subject to “must carry” rules.

The release said that high on the agenda was discussion about the piracy of paying broadcasters’ channels/spectrum. It was also noted that some paying broadcasting services were found to be pirating and re-packaging news and entertainment programmes which are popular with their subscribers without agreements with the originating producers. ….

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