Essay: Advancements in digital technology
Because of the extent to which advancements in digital technology have assisted in quick, extensive replication and distribution of works, the global society has paid considerable attention in current years to the requirement to adjust the existing structure of exclusive rights to address problems of new and upcoming technology.
The end globally has been that the current structure is usually sufficient to house the new technologies and requires slight amendments as compared to a major revamp. This is reflected in the unpretentious, however significant, range of the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT), completed soon after digital technology started to become widespread. (Hassel, David E. 2009, pp. 23-28)