Chapter 5: International Copyright and Trade Agreements

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This chapter provides an overview of copyright law within the context of intellectual property as it has developed around the world.

Key Terms

Neighboring rights

Termination rights

Berne Convention

Rome Convention

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998

TRIPS agreement

World Trade Organization

Uruguay Round


WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT)

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)

Professor Ian Hargreaves




U.S. Copyright Office – Registering A Work

Full Text of Paris Convention

Full Text of Universal Copyright Convention

Full text of Berne Convention

Creative Commons

Full text of Rome Convention

Full text of Geneva Phonogram Convention

WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT)

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)

“Summaries of Conventions, Treaties and Agreements Administered by WIPO”

“Timeline of major world events and WIPO treaties from 1883–2002”

International Copyright Relations of the United States, U.S. Copyright Office

Overview of TRIPS Agreement

“Digital Opportunity: A review of intellectual property and growth,” Professor Ian Hargreaves