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8 Beijing Treaty on Audio-visual Performances

| Commentary

3: RELATED RIGHTS CONVENTIONS

8 Beijing Treaty on Audio-visual Performances

The Beijing Treaty was ratified by the United Kingdom on 11 June 2013 but had not come into force as at 1 August 2014. The objective of the Treaty is to provide protection for the rights of performers in relation to their audio-visual performances1 which are not protected under the Performances and Phonograms Treaty2. The Treaty is expressly stated to be without prejudice to the existing obligations of contracting states pursuant to the International Convention for the Protection of Performers Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations (the ‘Rome Convention’) and in

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