Berne Union

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Berne Union

The collective name for countries that are signatories to the Berne Convention, which governs international recognition of copyrights. The vast majority of the world's countries belong to the Berne Union.
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Qatar has previously acceded to a number of international conventions for the protection of copyright and related rights, such as the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the first international convention to protect the rights of authors, performers and producers of phonograms, as well as the WIPO Copyright Treaty And the WIPO Treaty on the Protection of Performances and Phonograms.
Iran has not signed the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works and instead relies on domestic laws.
It is also a signatory to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) of 1994; the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of 1998, and the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 2014.
In 1886, the first version of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was signed by ten countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Haiti, Italy, Liberia, Spain, Switzerland, and Tunisia.
International conventions covered include the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the WIPO Copyright Treaty and Performances and Phonograms Treaty, Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations, and articles nine to 14 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property.
The United States initially resisted the idea of moral rights, as evidenced by the century-long debate over joining the 1886 European Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
It insists that the Directive must be read in the light of the international conventions to which the European Union or its Member States are parties - such as the Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers and Producers of Phonograms (1961), and the Berne Convention for the protection of literary and artistic works (1971), which oblige the contracting parties to provide for equitable remuneration as set out in Directive 92/100/EEC.
The cabinet also approved two draft laws for Kuwait's joining Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works and on joining Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
With respect to copyright, the TRIPS agreement added a viable enforcement mechanism--the Worm Trade Organization (WTO)--to the minimum standards provided in the earlier Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
2) With regard to copyright, in particular, the TRIPS Agreement incorporates the substantive protections of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.