BY LUIS C. SCHMIDT,
MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AMERICAS ENFORCEMENT FOCUS 2005
MEXICO’S SUPREME COURT HAS TRIED TO CLARIFY RECENT AMENDMENTS TO THE LAW ON COPYRIGHT REMUNERATION.
A BOTCHED REFORM
THE SUPREME COURT’S ANALYSIS
A MISSED OPPORTUNITY
The Supreme Court of Mexico had a unique opportunity to dictate useful guidelines in connection with the new regime of remuneration rights, which did not happen in the end. The two decisions rendered responded to some of the questions that plaintiffs brought to the Court’s attention, but were definitively inconclusive. The copyright community, including creators and publishers as well as society at large, would have expected the Supreme Court to be more focused and exhausti