Commentary

11 Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite

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| Commentary

11 Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite

| Commentary

11 Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite

The Brussels Convention was entered into on 21 May 1974. Its objective was to prevent the satellite retransmission or distribution of signals by persons who were not authorised to retransmit or distribute such signals.

The United Kingdom refused to sign the Brussels Convention which only attracted 35 contracting states, including the United States of America. The question of cable and satellite retransmission has since been more comprehensively addressed by Council Directive (EC) 93/831.

The obligations imposed by the Brussels Convention on contracting states remain legally

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