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The UK signs WIPO’s Beijing Treaty on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances

By Patrick Mitchell and Dylan Kennett Although EU Law has traditionally provided performers with¬†relatively strong rights and protections (for example, the UK protects performers rights already in Part II of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988), the same cannot be said for the entire world.¬† However, on 12 June the United Kingdom, along with …

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A WIPO Broadcasting Treaty – maybe this time….?

The World Intellectual Property Organization¬†(WIPO) will meet in mid-April to further discuss a new draft broadcasting treaty (http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_24/sccr_24_10.pdf), designed to bolster the protections available to broadcasters (by providing Treaty protection to the transmission “signal”). The current WIPO position on this issue remains that set out in the 1961 Rome Convention. This confers protection in respect …

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