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2nd Edition: Sam Ricketson & Jane Ginsburg

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International Copyright and Neighbouring Rights: The Berne Convention and Beyond
2nd Edition: Sam Ricketson & Jane Ginsburg

Authors' introduction to the website

This website is for the real Berne aficionado and is a vivid demonstration of how easy things have now become for the international copyright scholar in the digital age. No longer will it be necessary to trawl painfully though dusty archives and libraries for rare primary sources: most, we hope, will be here on this website.

Not only does this contain the historical and other material that appears in the appendices to the printed work, but, with the kind permission of WIPO, it includes all the prior Acts of the Berne Convention and English translations of many of the early conference documents, notably the reports of the general commissions and sub-commissions. The last-mentioned will be of great assistance to readers in providing insights into the debates and discussions that occurred at the various important stages in the development of Berne.

SAM RICKETSON
JANE GINSBURG
9 December 2005

Resources

Note from the authors on the appended materials:

Other relevant documents may be added with the passage of time, although our intent here is primarily historical and we do not, in any way, wish to replicate the excellent archival holdings of current documents already to be found on the WIPO and other websites.
Sam Ricketson & Jane Ginsburg, 9 December 2005

Appendices 1,2,4-8,11,13-30:
For the documents reproduced here electronically, and printed in the book, the material was originally provided by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Secretariat of WIPO assumes no liability or responsibility with regard to the transformation of this data.

Appendix 3:
The document reproduced here electronically, and printed in the book, was originally provided by UNESCO.

Appendices 9 and 10:
The documents reproduced here electronically, and printed in the book, were originally provided by WTO.

Appendix 12:
The document reproduced here electronically, and printed in the book, was originally provided by the UN.

Documents Reproduced as Appendices in the book:

1.Berne Convention 1971 Paris Text

2.Miscellaneous Documents relating to the origins of the Berne Convention and its development

  1. Resolutions of the Congres de la propriete litteraire et artistique held in Brussels, 27-30 September 1858 (original French text)
  2. ALAI draft convention (1883) (original French text)
  3. Swiss Federal Council Programme for the Diplomatic Conference of 1884 (original French text)
  4. Draft convention respecting the formation of a General Union for the Protection of the Rights of Authors formulated by the 1884 Diplomatic Conference at Berne (original French text)
  5. Resolutions of the 1896 Diplomatic Conference at Paris (original French text)
  6. Resolutions of the 1928 Diplomatic Conference at Rome (original French text)
  7. Resolutions and "voeux" of the 1948 Diplomatic Conference at Brussels (original French text
  8. Recommendations of the Stockholm Conference 1967

3.Universal Copyright Convention, 1971 text

4.Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations 1961

5.Phonograms Convention 1971

6. Brussels Satellites Convention 1974

7. WIPO Copyright Treaty 1996

8. WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty 1996

9. Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights ("TRIPS") 1994 (relevant extracts)

10. Understanding on rules and procedures governing the settlement of disputes

11. Agreement between WIPO and WTO 1994

12. Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (Vienna, 23 May 1969)

13. Draft treaty on databases (Geneva Conference, 1996) Document CRNR/DC/6 (30 August 1996)

14. Proposal for instrument on the protection of audiovisual performances (WIPO Document IAVP/DC/3, 1 August 2000)

Documents reproduced as Appendices on the website only:

15. Berne Convention, 1886: Convention Concerning the Creation of An International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

16. Paris Additional Act and Interpretative Declaration, 1896: Additional Act Amending Articles 2,3,5,7,12, and 20, of the Convention of September 9, 1886m and Numbers 1 and 4 of the Final Protocol Annexed thereto. Declaration Interpreting Certain Provisions of the Berne Convention of September 9, 1886, and the Additional Act Signed in Paris on May 4, 1896

17. Berlin Act, 1908: Revised Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

18. Berne Additional Protocol, 1914: Additional Protocol to the Revised Berne Convention of November 13, 1908

19. Rome Act, 1928: Revised International Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

20. Brussels Act, 1948: Revised International Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

21. Stockholm Act, 1967: Revised International Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

22. Records of the International Conference for the Protection of Authors' Rights: Convened in Berne, September 8 to 19, 1884

23. Records of the Second International Conference for the Protection of Authors' Rights: Convened in Berne, September 7 to 18, 1885

24. Records of the Third International Conference for the Protection of Authors' Rights: Convened in Berne, September 6 to 9, 1886

25. Records of the Diplomatic Conference: Convened in Paris, April 15 to May 4, 1896

26. Records of the Diplomatic Conference: Convened in Berlin, October 14 to November 14, 1908

27. Records of the Diplomatic Conference: Convened in Rome, May 7 to June 2, 1928

28. Records of the Diplomatic Conference: Convened in Brussels, June 5 to 26, 1948

29. Records of the Intellectual Property Conference of Stockholm: June 11 to July 14, 1967 Volume II

30. Records of the Diplomatic Conference for the Revision of the Berne Convention: Paris, July 5 to 24, 1971

Sample Material

Prelims vol. I

Chapter 4, pages 134-143

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