DATE: December 11, 1996
WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION
CERTAIN COPYRIGHT AND NEIGHBORING RIGHTS QUESTIONS
Geneva, December 2 to 20, 1996
AMENDMENT TO ARTICLES 4 AND 9 OF DRAFT TREATY No. 1
proposed by the Delegation of Colombia, on behalf of itself
and Argentina, Bolivia,
Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,
Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago,
Uruguay and Venezuela
Introduce the following changes in the text of Article 4:
Computer programs shall be protected as literary works within the meaning of Article 2 of the Berne Convention. Such protection shall apply to the expression of a computer program in any form.
Introduce the following new paragraph after paragraph (3) in the Article 9:
(4) The provisions of paragraph (1) do not apply when a computer program itself is not the essential object of the rental.
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