International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Bern Union)

Union internationale pour la protection des oeuvres littéraires et artistiques (Union de Berne)
Unión Internacional para la Protección de las Obras Literarias y Artisticas (Unión de Berna)

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History

Established 9 Sep 1886, Bern (Switzerland), by Bern Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1886, completed 1896, Paris (France), and revised: 1908, Berlin (Germany); 1914, Bern; 1928, Rome (Italy); 1948, Brussels (Belgium); 1967, Stockholm (Sweden); 1971, Paris. Amended 1979. Neighbouring Rights: Intergovernmental Committee of the International Convention of Rome for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations, 26 Oct 1961, Rome; International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations (Rome Convention), 26 Oct 1961, Rome; Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms (Geneva Convention), 29 Oct 1971, Geneva (Switzerland); Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite (Brussels Convention), 21 May 1974, Brussels. The Bern Union is currently a Union within World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Aims

Give creators the right to control and receive payment for their creative works on an international level.

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Activities

Events/meetings; research/documentation; knowledge management/information dissemination.

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Languages

English, French.

Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 175 countries
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Subjects *

  • Societal Problems
    • Protection
  • Recreation
    • Arts
  • Culture
    • Literature

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education

UIA Org ID

F2670

Last News Received

3. Nov 2016
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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