BERNE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION
OF LITERARY AND ARTISTIC WORKS
[PARIS TEXT, 1971]
|1.||The expression “literary and artistic works” shall include every production in the literary, scientific and artistic domain, whatever may be the mode or form of its expression, such as books, pamphlets and other writings; lectures, addresses, sermons and other works of the same nature; dramatic or dramaticomusical works; choreographic works and entertainments in dumb show; musical compositions with or without words; cinematographic works to which are assimilated works expressed by a process analogous to cinematography; works of drawing, painting, architecture, sculpture, engraving and lithography; photographic works to which are assimilated works expressed by a process analogous to photography; works of applied art; illustrations, maps, plans, sketches and three-dimensional works relative to geography, topography, architecture or science.|
|2.||It shall, however, be a matter for legislation in the countries of the Union to prescribe that works in general or any specified categories of works shall not be protected unless they have been fixed in some material form.|
|3.||Translations, adaptations, arrangements of music and other alterations of a literary or artistic work shall be protected as original works without prejudice to the copyright in the original work.|
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Publication information: Book title: International Copyright: Principles, Law, and Practice. Contributors: Paul Goldstein - Author. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2001. Page number: 341.
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