Enhancing the WTO Tool Kit: The Case For Financial Compensation

By: Rebecca Ullman


World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Understanding 160 represents an intersection of domestic law and international law. The subject of Dispute Settlement Understanding 160 (“DSU 160”) is the Fairness in Music Licensing Act, an American legislative act that extended copyright protection terms and carved out significant exemp- tions for commercial establishments. 1 The exemptions set forth in the Fairness in Music Licensing Act (“FMLA”) conflict with U.S. interna- tional intellectual property obligations such that one must question whether there should be new and different remedies available to assist parties in meeting their international obligation.


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