Copyright for Library and Information Service Professionals

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International treaties and conventions

Berne Copyright Convention (Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works Paris Act of July 24, 1971 (as amended on September 28, 1979)

The Berne Convention is one of the major international agreements on copyright. The first agreement was signed in 1886, but the most recent revision took place in Paris in 1971.


Universal Copyright Convention

A UNESCO conference in 1952 held in Geneva led to the adoption of the Universal Copyright Convention (UCC).


Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) element of the World Trade Agreement56

A major part of the GATT text which was agreed in 1993. This agreement is designed to ensure that IP rights do not themselves become barriers to legitimate trade.


WIPO copyright treaty 199657

WIPO is a United Nations body which is responsible for administering many of the international conventions on intellectual property. It is not only concerned with copyright, but also administers in

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