The Secretariat published and disseminated to Member States and to interested organizations the proceedings of the Seville International Forum mentioned above. The publication contains detailed studies on the following issues: exercise of rights in respect of multimedia productions; technologies available to protect copyright and related rights on the Internet; electronic copyright management systems (ECMS); the role of governments and the public sector in the implementation of the new technologies; new alternatives for centralized management of rights; right clearance centers and “one-stop shops”: “traditional” collective management in the face of digital technology. Furthermore, the publication includes the material of the various panel discussions.
WIPO officials participated in meetings organized by international non-governmental organizations and academic institutions on this subject.
Documentation was made available on the positions of the interested parties, to be a basis for consideration in WIPO meetings under this sub-program planned for later in 1998.