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Copyright Law: Foreign & International Copyright Resources

An introduction to copyright research aimed at assisting Prof. Tonya Evan's Copyright in the 21st Century seminar class.

International Resources

EISIL -- Electronic Information System for International Law
Developed by the American Society of International Law, this site includes links to primary source documents for international intellectual property rights.

World Intellectual Property Organization
Includes foreign and international copyright news and links to copyright treaties.

 

Copyright Treaties

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
From the WIPO website

Berne Convention
From the WIPO website. This treaty is targeted at protecting literary and artistic works.

Brussels Convention
From the WIPO website.  This treaty primarily concerns the distribution of programming via satellite.

Geneva Convention
From the WIPO website. This treaty touches on protection for producers of phonograms against unauthorized distribution.

Rome Convention
From the WIPO website.  This treaty offers protection for
Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations.

WIPO Copyright Treaty
From the WIPO website.
Provides additional protections not provided by the Berne Convention due to advances in technology.

WIPO Performances and Phonographs Treaty
From the WIPO website.
Provides intellectual property protection to performers and producers of phonographs.

International Copyright Current Awareness

World Intellectual Property Watch
From Bloomberg Law and BNA. This publication gives current updates on IP and copyright controversies happening throughout the world

 

Intellectual Property Watch

Headlines on IP issues throughout the world.

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