| Commentary

2 International copyright conventions generally

| Commentary

B: INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW

1: OVERVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW

2 International copyright conventions generally

The subsistence of copyright is governed by the laws of individual countries. Where a country is a signatory to an international copyright convention (and most countries in the world are signatories to at least one such convention), the convention requires the country to apply certain minimum standards of copyright protection to works originating from other signatory countries. International copyright conventions determine the copyright protection not only of foreign works in the United Kingdom but also the protection of British works overseas. Together with legislation from the European

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