DATE: December 12, 1996
WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION
CERTAIN COPYRIGHT AND NEIGHBORING RIGHTS QUESTIONS
Geneva, December 2 to 20, 1996
AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES 6, 8, 9 AND 16 OF DRAFT TREATY No. 1
proposed by the Delegation of the United States of America
[Additions are indicated by underlining, deletions are indicated by
Article 6: Abolition of Certain Non-Voluntary Licenses
Change to paragraph (2) only:
Delete Paragraph (2).
Article 8: Right of Distribution and Right of Importation [Alternative A]
Changes to paragraphs (1)(i), (1)(ii) and (2), no change to paragraph (3):
(1) Authors of literary and artistic works shall enjoy the exclusive right of authorizing:
(i) the making available to the public of the original and permanent copies of their works through sale or other transfer of ownership;
(ii) the importation of the original and permanent copies of their works, even following any sale or other transfer of ownership of the original or permanent copies by or pursuant to authorization.
(2) National legislation of a Contracting Party may provide that the right provided for in paragraph (1)(i) does not apply to distribution of the original or any permanent copy of any work that has been sold or the ownership of which has been otherwise transferred in that Contracting Party's territory by or pursuant to authorization.
Article 9: Rental Right
These are in addition to changes indicated in our previous proposal, and concern paragraph (1) of the Article.
(1) Authors of literary and artistic works shall enjoy the exclusive right of authorizing the rental of the original and permanent copies of their works even after distribution of them by or pursuant to authorization by the author.
Article 16: Special Provisions on Enforcement of Rights and the ANNEX
Delete Article 16 and the ANNEX.
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