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The WIPO Treaties on Copyright: A Commentary on the WCT, the WPPT, and the BTAP (eBook)


ISBN13: 9780191512612
Published: March 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
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This work is the leading guide to the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT), the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT), and the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances. Ten years have passed since the enforcement of the WCT and the WPPT.

This revised commentary on the treaties reflects on the impact of their implementation and illustrates how they have come to be applied in different ways for example through national legislation, bilateral agreements, and in parts of free-trade agreements.

It gives a detailed analysis of the development and meaning of all articles of these treaties and integrates current debates on copyright and neighbouring rights protection in the digital age. Written by two leading experts in copyright law, both closely involved in the evolution of the treaties and their implementation into national and EU law, this work is the definitive guide to the recently adopted international copyright treaties.

Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law, eBooks
Contents:
PART I: THE EVOLUTION OF THE WCT, WPPT, AND BTAP
1. The development of international copyright and neighbouring rights law until 1991
2. The Committees of Experts on a possible Berne Protocol and a possible 'New Instrument'
3. The preparation of the Diplomatic Conference of 1996
4. The procedure at the Diplomatic Conference of 1996
5. The preparations for the BTAP

PART II: COMMENTARY ON THE ARTICLES OF THE WCT, WPPT, AND BTAP
6. Principles of interpretation
7. The WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT)
8. The WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)
9. The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (BTAP)

PART III: PROPOSALS THAT WERE NOT ADOPTED IN 1996
10. The abolition of provisions on non-voluntary licenses
11. The definition of rental
12. The modification right
13.
1. The protection of intellectual property in respect of databases

PART IV: ASSESSMENT OF THE OUTCOME OF THE WCT, WPPT, AND BTAP
14. Progress as compared to the Berne Convention (1971)
15. Progress as compared to the Rome Convention
16. Progress as compared to the WTO/TRIPs Agreement
17. Evolution of the WCT and WPPT after 1996

PART V: THE MARRAKECH TREATY
18. The Marrakech Treaty

APPENDIX 1: THE WIPO COPYRIGHT TREATY (WCT)
APPENDIX 2: THE WIPO PERFORMANCES AND PHONOGRAMS TREATY (WPPT)
APPENDIX 3: THE BEIJING TREATY IN AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCES
APPENDIX 4: BASIC PROPOSAL FOR THE SUBSTANTIVE PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF PERFORMERS AND PRODUCERS OF PHONOGRAMS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE
APPENDIX 5: BASIC PROPOSAL FOR THE SUBSTANTIVE PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF PERFORMERS AND PRODUCERS OF PHONOGRAMS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE
APPENDIX 6: BASIC PROPOSAL FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINAL CLAUSES OF THE TREATY TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE
APPENDIX 7: BASIC PROPOSAL FOR THE SUBSTANTIVE PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF AV PERFORMERS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE
APPENDIX 8: BASIC PROPOSAL FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINAL CLAUSES OF THE TREATY TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE (BEIJING TREATY)
APPENDIX 9: TABLES OF CONTRACTING PARTIES
APPENDIX 10: MARRAKECH TREATY