Late last month, Universal Edition AG sent a cease and desist letter to the International Music Score Library Project, a website that specialized in musical scores that have fallen into the Canadian public domain.
Copyright infringement often refers to unauthorized use or replication of intellectual property. Often, the stereotypical file-sharer uses an application to download the latest albums from their favorite top 40 artists.
As reported earlier, WIPO is currently considering a broadcasting and webcasting treaty that would give rights to those disseminating intellectual property for 50 years.
There are talks of adding a provision in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) that would give disseminators of intellectual property rights to that intellectual property regardless of whether the creator had a say in it or not.