| Commentary

6 Universal Copyright Convention 1952-1971 (UCC)

| Commentary

6 Universal Copyright Convention 1952-1971 (UCC)

The level of protection accorded to copyright works by the Berne Convention has always been relatively high and accordingly its membership has until recently been somewhat limited1. Designed to bring the USA (before it joined the Berne Convention in 1989), the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and other states into the international copyright community but without undermining the Berne Convention, the UCC provided for a lower minimum degree of protection2. As with the Berne Convention, each signatory state is required to accord to nationals of other signatory states the same level of copyright

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