The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is an international agreement governing copyright, signed in Berne, Switzerland on September 9, 1886. The Berne Convention aims to help nationals of its signing countries obtain international protection of their right to control and to receive payment for the use of their creative works.
The United States became a party to the Berne Convention in 1989.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
An international treaty that standardizes basic copyright protection among all of the signatory countries. A member country will afford the same treatment to a copyright owner from another country as it does to owners in its own country.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:11 pm