Monday, 12 July 2010

Chile IP reform in focus

"Chile Breaks New Ground in Regulating IP Liability" is the title of an article by Rodrigo Lavados Mackenzie (Sargent & Krahn) in issue 3 of this year's easy-read WIPO Magazine. This article explains how, in early May, following three years of discussion and debate, the Chilean Parliament approved Intellectual Property Law No. 20 435 (amending Law No. 17.336), thus becoming the first country in Latin America to regulate the liability of Internet Service Providers (ISPs). This provision was in fulfilment of Chile's Free Trade Agreement with the United States. The article also deals with the new law's provisions on anti-piracy, exceptions to infringement, collecting societies and works made for hire.

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