Timeline of International Treaties Protecting Rights Related to Copyright

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    Miki Tunis Born.
  • Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

    Paris ConventionJuristic and natural persons who are either national of or domiciled in a state party to the Convention shall, as regards the protection of industrial property, enjoy in all the other countries of the Union, the advantages that their respective laws grant to nationals.
  • Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

    Berne ConventionThe Berne Convention requires its signatories to recognize the copyright of works of authors from other signatory countries (known as members of the Berne Union) in the same way as it recognizes the copyright of its own nationals.
  • The Chace Act - The International Copyright Act of 1891

    The International Copyright Act of 1891 was created because many people shunned the idea of literary piracy. It was the first U.S. congressional act that offered copyright protection in the United States to citizens of countries other than the United States. The act extended limited protection to foreign copyright holders from select nations.
    The International Copyright Act of 1891
  • Buenos Aires Convention - Convention on Literary and Artistic Copyright

    provides for the mutual recognition of copyrights where the work carries a notice containing a statement of reservation of rights. This was commonly done by the use of the phrase "All rights reserved" next to the copyright notice.
    Buenos Aires Convention
  • Universal Copyright Convention

    The UCC was developed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as an alternative to the Berne Convention for those states which disagreed with aspects of the Berne Convention, but still wished to participate in some form of multilateral copyright protection. These states included developing countries and the Soviet Union as well as the United States and most of Lat
    Universal Copyright Convention
  • Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations

    Rome Convention - Wikipedia"...When a phonogram published for commercial purposes gives rise to secondary uses (such as broadcasting or communication to the public in any form), a single equitable remuneration must be paid by the user to the performers, or to the producers of phonograms, or to both; contracting States are free, however, not to apply this rule or to limit its application."
  • Geneva Phonograms Convention - Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms

    Wikipedia - Geneva Phonograms ConventionThe 1971 convention granted record producers the international right to block imports of counterfeit music recordings, and to take action against distributors and retailers who sold them.
  • Brussels Satellite Convention - Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite

    The Satellites Convention was adopted because the use of satellites in international
    telecommunications has, since about 1965, been presenting a new problem for the protection of
    broadcasting organizations
    WIPO - Brussels Satellite Convention
  • Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

    TRIPS AgreementThe TRIPS agreement introduced intellectual property law into the international trading system for the first time and remains the most comprehensive international agreement on intellectual property to date.
  • WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

    WPPT was adopted with an objective to develop and maintain the protection of the rights of performers and producers of phonograms in a manner as effective and uniform as possible. This treaty would not disturb the existing obligations that Contracting Parties have to each other under the Rome Convention.
  • Performance Rights Act - H.R. 848, the Performance Rights Act

    Performance Rights ActThe Performance Rights Act is a proposed amendment to United States copyright law. The bill would expand the protection for public performances of copyrighted sound recordings. Under the Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act, sound recordings have a limited public performance right in digital transmissions, such as webcasting. This bill would expand the performance right to cover terrestrial broadcasts, such as AM/FM radio.
  • Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

    According to WIPO "the new treaty brings audiovisual performers into the fold of the international copyright framework in a comprehensive way, for the first time.", referring to the clauses dedicated to protecting their works on the Internet.
    Beijing Treaty