International Copyrights 

 

Copyright protection of your work in other countries is governed by the laws of the particular country in question. If a country has signed and ratified the Berne Treaty then the principles of the treaty will be applied as well.

 

The Berne treaty is an international treaty that outlines the basic copyrights that all signatory nations will abide by.

The main points are:

 

bulletworks created in a foreign nation will be treated as if created domestically.

bulletall artists have the exclusive right to authorize translations, reproduction, performance, and adaptation of their works.

bulletall artists have the right of integrity and attribution.

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The terms of agreement as set out in the Berne Treaty state that copyright for all original creative works set in a fixed medium are automatic and the protection should last for a minimum of 50 years after the author's death. (Excluding photographic and cinematographic works).

Under the Berne Treaty music and sound recordings are protected both nationally and internationally, through copyright and related-rights (or "neighbouring rights") laws in most countries, and a series of international treaties that ensure that creative people and companies are protected in countries other than their own.

National treatment: Under Berne, an author's rights are respected in another country as though the author were a national (citizen) of that country For example, works by U.S. authors are protected by French copyright in France, and vice versa, because both the U.S. and France are signatories to Berne.

 

A list of all countries we currently serve:

Check to see if your country is included.

 

The Berne Convention covers 162 of the (approximately) 190 countries in the world, including most major nations.

 

Countries which are signed up to the convention are compelled to offer the same protection to works created in other signatory nations as they would to works created in their own. Nations not signed up to the Berne Convention may have their own arrangements regarding copyright protection

 

 

A

lbania

Algeria

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan


B

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso


C

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

Congo

CostaRica

Coted Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic


D

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic


E

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Estonia


F

Fiji

Finland

France


G

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana


H

Haiti

Holy See

Honduras

Hungary


I

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy


J

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

K

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Korea

Kyrgyzstan

L

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

M

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Mali

Malta

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Morocco


N

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway


O

Oman

P

Pakistan

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal


Q

Qatar


R

Romania

Russian Federation

Rwanda


S

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and Grenadines

Samoa

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia and Montenegro

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Syrian Arab Republic


T

Tajikistan

Tanzania, United Republic of

Thailand

Theformer Yugoslav

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey


U

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America

Uruguay

Uzbekistan


V

Venezuela

Vietnam


Z

Zambia

Zimbabwe

A certified copyright registration certificate provides proof of copyright ownership should a dispute arise.

 

 

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