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

Hardcover | March 18, 2015

byJorg Reinbothe, Silke von Lewinski

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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 onthe 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 treatiesand 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.

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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 onthe impact of their implementation and illustr...

Jorg Reinbothe is affiliated with the European Commission and Silke Von Lewinski is with the Max Planck Institute of Intellectual Property.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:848 pagesPublished:March 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199686947

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Part I: The evolution of the WCT, WPPT, and BTAP1. The development of international copyright and neighbouring rights law until 19912. The Committees of Experts on a possible Berne Protocol and a possible 'New Instrument'3. The preparation of the Diplomatic Conference of 19964. The procedure at the Diplomatic Conference of 19965. The preparations for the BTAPPart II: Commentary on the Articles of the WCT, WPPT, and BTAP6. Principles of interpretation7. 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 199610. The abolition of provisions on non-voluntary licenses11. The definition of rental12. The modification right13. 1. The protection of intellectual property in respect of databasesPart IV: Assessment of the outcome of the WCT, WPPT, and BTAP14. Progress as compared to the Berne Convention (1971)15. Progress as compared to the Rome Convention16. Progress as compared to the WTO/TRIPs Agreement17. Evolution of the WCT and WPPT after 1996Part V: The Marrakesh Treaty18. The Marrakesh TreatyAppendix 1: The WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT)Appendix 2: The WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)Appendix 3: The Beijing Treaty in Audiovisual PerformancesAppendix 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 ConferenceAppendix 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 ConferenceAppendix 6: Basic Proposal for the Administrative and Final Clauses of the Treaty to be Considered by the Diplomatic ConferenceAppendix 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 ConferenceAppendix 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 partiesAppendix 10: Marrakesh Treaty