The Rome Agreement

Subscribe to our free daily newsletter The Economist Today Signed 60 years ago, the Treaty gave birth to the modern European Union This convention is open to States Parties to the Bern Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (1886) or the Universal Convention on Copyright. The instruments of ratification or accession are to be tabled with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. States may express reservations about the application of certain provisions. The Spaak report established by the Spaak Commission[3] served as the basis for further progress and was adopted at the Venice Conference (29 and 30 May 1956) at which it was decided to hold an intergovernmental conference. The report was the cornerstone of the Intergovernmental Conference on the Common Market and Euratom, held in Val Duchess in 1956. With regard to duration, coverage must last at least until the end of a 20-year-old, calculated from the end of the year in which (a) the fixing was made, for the phonograms and the benefits included; (b) representation took place in the case of non-women who are not incorporated into phonograms; c) the broadcast took place. However, national laws increasingly provide for a 50-year period of protection, at least for phonograms and representations. In 2017, Rome was the centre of several official celebrations[11] [12] [13] and popular. [14] [15] According to several sources of information, street protests have largely spoken out in favour of European unity and integration. [16] [17] [18] [19] [1] [1] [1] The ON TRIPS agreement also contains provisions relating to the protection of neighbouring rights.

These provisions differ in several respects from those of the Rome Convention and the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Phonogram Producers from Illicit Reproduction of Their Phonograms (1971). WIPO, in conjunction with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is responsible for the management of the Rome Convention. These three organizations are the secretariat of the Intergovernmental Committee established under the Convention, made up of representatives from 12 States Parties. It is important not to overestimate the importance of the Treaty of Rome. It was largely a declaration of future good intentions… Most of the text served as a framework for setting up procedures for defining and enforcing future rules.

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