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WIPO/PUB/922

From Artist to Audience

A WIPO booklet produced in cooperation with the International Confederation of Societies of Authors (CISAC) and the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), aims to answer questions by exploring one way in which the copyright and related rights system works, namely through the collective management of rights.

Publication year: 2004

WIPO/PUB/889.1

Highlights: Study on the Economic Importance of Industries and Activities protected by Copyright and Related Rights in the MERCOSUR Countries and Chile

The main objective of this Study is to outline and assess from an economic perspective the major copyright-related economic sectors and activities in the MERCOSUR countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay) and Chile.

Publication year: 2003

WIPO/PUB/844

Principles of Copyright Law - Cases and Materials

This publication aims to provide a valuable and practical tool for those countries where court decisions in the copyright domain are scarce or non-existent - either because copyright law is a fairly new phenomenon or because legislation has not been extensively applied. To that effect,this publication examines a carefully selected number of court decisions illustrating general principles of copyright law, drawn from common law, civil law and the legislative systems of Arab countries. As the basic principles illustrated here are to a large extent commonly shared, many of the cases presented have a wider relevance, going beyond the confines of the legal system of which they form a part.

Publication year: 2002

WIPO/PUB/484

Copyright Comic Book

This comic book narrates the adventures of four teenagers who learn what copyright is and how they and society at large can benefit from copyright. While the WIPO comic books are primarily geared towards students from 8 to 12 years' old, higher-level students and adults have found them useful in providing a basic understanding of IP issues.

Publication year: 2001

WIPO/PUB/227

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)

The Treaty deals with intellectual property rights of two categories of beneficiary: (i) performers (actors, singers, musicians, etc.), and (ii) producers of phonograms (the persons or legal entities who or which take the initiative and have the responsibility for the fixation of the sounds).

Publication year: 1996

WIPO/PUB/226

WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT)

The Treaty mentions two subject matters to be protected by copyright, (i) computer programs, whatever may be the mode or form of their expression, and (ii) compilations of data or other material (databases), in any form, which by reason of the selection or arrangement of their contents constitute intellectual creations. Where a database does not constitute such a creation, it is outside the scope of this Treaty.

Publication year: 1996

WIPO/PUB/617

Guide to the Rome Convention and to the Phonograms Convention

This guide presents simply and clearly an account of the origins, aims, nature and scope of the provisions of the Rome Convention and the Phonograms Convention. The Guide is not to be regarded as an authentic interpretation of the provisions of those two Treaties. It is to enable the reader to better understand the two Conventions and thereby facilitate their acceptance and implementation.

Publication year: 1981

WIPO/PUB/287

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

The Convention rests on three basic principles and contains a series of provisions determining the minimum protection to be granted, as well as special provisions available to developing countries which want to make use of them.

Publication year: 1979

WIPO/PUB/289

Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite

The Convention deals with the obligation of each Contracting State to take adequate measures to prevent the unauthorized distribution on or from its territory of any programme-carrying signal transmitted by satellite.

Publication year: 1974

WIPO/PUB/288

Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms

The Convention deals with the obligation of each Contracting State to protect a producer of phonograms who is a national of another Contracting State against the making of duplicates without the consent of the producer; against the importation of such duplicates, where the making or importation is for the purposes of distribution to the public; and against the distribution of such duplicates to the public.

Publication year: 1973