WIPO Glossary of Terms of the Law of Copyright and Neighboring Rights

Author(s): | Publication year: 1983

The general purpose of this Glossary is to help in the understanding of the legal terms most frequently used in the fields of the law of copyright and neighboring rights, in the English, French and German languages. The special purpose of this Glossary is to serve developing countries in their efforts to establish new legislation or to improve their existing legislation and legal practice, and to assist them in the implementation of the international treaties by which they are bound. The Glossary contains 265 legal terms or expressions, which characteristically occur in national or international legislative texts, in contracts transferring or licensing copyright or neighboring rights, and in treatises or common parlance. Each term is followed by a short explanation of its meaning.