Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

This Convention constitutes an international system for copyright based on the principles of national treatment, automatic protection and independence of protection. It aims to help nationals of its Member States obtain international protection of their right to control and receive payment for the use of their creative works such as novels, short stories, poems, plays; songs, operas, musicals, drawings, paintings, sculptures and architectural works.

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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: Copyrights and related rights
Making body: Contracting Parties
Law Type: International Agreement
Effective Start Date: 28 Sep 1979
Access available: Freely available
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