Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention (IGC)

Comité intergouvernemental de la convention universelle sur le droit d'auteur
Comité Intergubernamental de la Convención Universal sobre Derecho de Autor

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1974-07-10 Paris France


10 Jul 1974, Paris (France), on coming into force of T-XT7105 - Universal Copyright Convention, 1971, which had been signed 24 Jul 1971, Paris, revising and replacing T-XT5232 - Universal Copyright Convention, 1952, adopted 6 Sep 1952, Geneva (Switzerland). On coming into force of the new Convention, the Intergovernmental Committee established under the 1952 Convention decided to adjourn its meetings sine die and transfer its functions to the Committee of the 1971 Convention; to date, 99 countries have adhered to 1952 convention and 64 to the 1971 convention.


Study problems concerning application and operation of both 1952 and 1971 texts of the Universal Copyright Convention; make preparation for periodic revisions thereof; study any other problems concerning international protection of copyright in cooperation with interested international organizations.


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Committee of 18 member states meets at the request of a third of its members; at the end of each ordinary session, it partially renews the composition of the Committee and elects a Chairman and 2 Vice-Chairmen from among delegates. The Committee may establish subsidiary bodies for the study of particular problems or performance of particular tasks. Unless decided otherwise, meetings are closed.


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