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United Arab Emirates to Accede to Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, Marrakesh Treaty

22-Oct-2014 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 5460
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GENEVA - The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) notified the deposit by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, on October 15, 2014, of its instrument of accession to the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, adopted at Beijing on June 24, 2012.  

According to WIPO, the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (BTAP) will strengthen the economic rights of film actors and other performers and could provide extra income from their work. It will potentially enable performers to share proceeds with producers for revenues generated internationally by audiovisual productions. It will also grant performers moral rights to prevent lack of attribution or distortion of their performances.

Importantly, the new treaty will strengthen the precarious position of performers in the audiovisual industry by providing a clearer international legal framework for their protection. For the first time it will provide performers with protection in the digital environment. The treaty will also contribute to safeguarding the rights of performers against the unauthorized use of their performances in audiovisual media, such as television, film and video.
The date of entry into force of the said Treaty will be notified when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached in accordance with Article 26 of the said Treaty.

Moreover, the Government of the United Arab Emirates, on October 15, 2014, deposited its instrument of accession to the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, adopted in Marrakesh on June 27, 2013. 

The date of entry into force of the said Treaty will be notified when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached in accordance with Article 18 of the said Treaty.
 
 
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