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International Copyright Treaties Prior to 1996: an Overview |

Pratima Pandey, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Thehistory of copyright protection has followed two separate streams, one relatingto the rights of authors of literary and artistic works and the other relatingto the contributions of others who add value in the presentation of literaryand artistic works to the public: these include performing artists such asactors, dancers, singers and musicians, producers of phonograms including CDsand broadcasting organizations. These contributions are generally referred toas 'related' or 'neighbouring' rights because they are related to orneighbouring upon the main authors' rights. The two treaties that deal with theauthors' rights are the Berne Convention and the Universal Copyright Convention(UCC).