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Universal Copyright Convention of 6 September 1952, with Appendix Declaration relating to Article XVII and Resolution concerning Article XI

Date of TextAdopted on September 6, 1952 at Geneva
Entry into force on September 16, 1955
Host Institution:United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
MembersContracting Parties/Signatories
 Treaty Actions
Subject MatterCopyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Notes

This Convention entered into force on 16 September 1955. It subsequently entered into force for each State three months after the date of deposit of that State’s instrument, except in cases of notifications of succession, where the entry into force occurred on the date on which the State assumed responsibility for conducting its international relations.

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English

Universal Copyright Convention 1952 (Authentic text) Universal Copyright Convention 1952 (Authentic text), Complete document (pdf) [602 KB]

French

Convention universelle sur le droit d'auteur 1952 (Texte authentique) Convention universelle sur le droit d'auteur 1952 (Texte authentique), Complete document (pdf) [640 KB]

Spanish

Convención Universal sobre Derecho de Autor 1952 (Texto auténtico) Convención Universal sobre Derecho de Autor 1952 (Texto auténtico), Complete document (pdf) [586 KB]

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