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.
A UNESCO conference in 1952 held in Geneva led to the adoption of the Universal Copyright Convention (UCC).
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 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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Publication information: Book title: Copyright for Library and Information Service Professionals. Edition: 2nd. Contributors: Paul Pedley - Author. Publisher: Aslib. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 2000. Page number: 78.
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