[A2k] The Beijing Treaty - an EIFL Briefing for Libraries

Teresa Hackett teresa.hackett at eifl.net
Fri Jun 7 05:31:46 PDT 2013


The Beijing Treaty - an EIFL Briefing for Libraries

The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, adopted in June 2012
by member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization
(WIPO), aims to provide legal protection to performers in audiovisual
works, for example, actors in motion pictures. While the practical
impact of the treaty on most libraries is likely to be limited, it is
important for librarians to have a general understanding of the first
international copyright treaty adopted in 15 years, and to ensure that
important policy options available to legislators are included when
the Treaty is adopted into national law.

The EIFL "Beijing Briefing" sets out the background, key provisions,
impact on libraries and provides advice on what libraries should look
out for if the treaty is ratified by their government.

The Briefing is available online here,
We hope it is a useful resource.

Check out other EIFL resources here, http://www.eifl.net/eifl-ip-resources

Best wishes

Teresa Hackett
EIFL-IP Programme Manager

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