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The Berne Convention obliges its parties to treat the copyrights of the works of authors of other contracting parties (known as members of the Bernese Union) at least in the same way as those of their own nationals. For example, French copyright applies to anything that is published, disseminated, listed or otherwise accessible in France, regardless of where it was originally created, when the country of origin of this work is located in the Bernese Union. The Bernese Union has an assembly and an executive committee. Any country that is a member of the Union and has at least complied with the administrative and final provisions of the Stockholm Law is a member of the Assembly. The members of the executive committee are elected from among the members of the Union, with the exception of Switzerland, which is an ex-officio member. In addition to establishing an equal treatment system that harmonizes copyright between the parties, the agreement also required Member States to set strict minimum copyright standards. Since almost all nations are members of the World Trade Organization, the agreement on aspects of intellectual property rights related to trade obliges non-members to accept almost all the terms of the Berne Convention. Berne Convention Bern also wrote Berne, formal international`s Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, international copyright agreement adopted by an international conference in Bern (Berne) in 1886 and subsequently modified several times (Berlin, 1908; Rome, 1928; Brussels, 1948; Stockholm, 1967; Paris, 1971). The signatories of the convention form the Bernese Copyright Union. The lawyer, Dr. Rebecca Giblin, argued that a reform option left to Bernese members is to “remove the front door.” The Berne Convention only requires Member States to respect their rules for works published in other Member States – not for works published within their own borders.

Thus, Member States can legally introduce national copyright laws that have elements prohibited by Bern (for example. B registration formalities) as long as they apply only to their own authors. Giblin also argues that these should only be considered if the net benefits are beneficial to the authors. [37] The Berne Convention contains a number of specific copyright exceptions, which are dispersed in several provisions because of the historical reason for the Bernese negotiations. Thus, Article 10, paragraph 2, allows Bernese members to provide a “teaching exemption” as part of their copyright statutes. The exception is limited to the use to illustrate teaching-related teaching and must relate to teaching activities. [10] Bernese members also cannot easily create new copyright contracts to deal with the realities of the digital world, as the Berne Convention also prohibits treaties incompatible with their rules. [36] “Denouncing” or renouncing the treaty is also not a realistic option for most nations, as membership in Bern is a precondition for membership in the World Trade Organization. The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, also known as the Bern Convention, is an international copyright convention that was first adopted in Bern, Switzerland, in 1886. [1] (a) Works originating in one of the contracting states (i.e.

works of which the author is a national of such a state or those published first in such a state) must be granted the same protection in any other contracting state as those granted to the works of their own nationals (the principle of “national treatment”) [1]. Prior to the Berne Convention, copyright laws were not coordinated internationally. [19] For example, a book published in Britain by a British national would be protected by copyright, but could be copied and sold by anyone in France.

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