Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations

The Rome Convention obliges the 88 contracting parties to secure IP protection of the work of performers, producers of phonograms and broadcasting organisations, guaranteeing a minimum protection of 20 years. It allows exceptions in national laws with regard to private use, use of short excerpts in connection with the reporting of current events, ephemeral fixation by a broadcasting organisation by means of its own facilities and for its own broadcasts, use solely for the purpose of teaching or scientific research and in any other cases - except for compulsory licenses that would be incompatible with the Berne Convention - where the national law provides exceptions to copyright in literary and artistic works.


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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: Copyrights and related rights
Tags: Creative Industries
Making body: Contracting Parties
Law Type: International Agreement
Effective Start Date: 18 May 1964

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