FRAPA unveils analysis service

New methodology can prove rip-off formats For the first time it is possible to answer one of the most contentious questions in format protection — whether one format is a rip off of another — thanks to FRAPA’s latest members-only service. The FRAPA Analysis Service (FAS), which launches this month employs a combination of expert…

Broadcast International: Inside Frapa’s formats service

Formats body launches protection scheme International format protection body Frapa has launched an analysis service intended to help format creators shield their IP in copycat cases. The Frapa Analysis Service will combine expert opinion with “analysis methodology” to compare contentious formats. For cases in which a level of similarity is ascertained, the body has said…