Commentary

5 Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 1886-1971

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA vol 15(1) commentary, music industry documentation
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5 Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 1886-1971

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2: COPYRIGHT CONVENTIONS

5 Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 1886-1971

Originally signed on 9 November 1886, and most recently revised by the Paris Act of 1971, the Berne Convention is the principal international copyright convention, and as at 31 October 2013 had 167 signatory states who are bound by its terms1. It lays down a minimum degree of copyright protection in all countries which are party to it, and establishes the principle of national treatment for works protected by copyright to avoid discrimination based on national origin.

Authors of works which are protected under the laws of

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