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India Government signed Signed Two new treaty in World Intellectual Property Organization India. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is international organization to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world. WIPO is created on 14 July 1967 by united states.

Currently WIPO has 191 member states, administers 26 international treaties. Their headquarter located in Geneva, Switzerland . India has joined World Intellectual Property Organization on 1975. On July,2018 India has Signed two new treaty. The government approved a proposal of accession of India to two treaties of World Intellectual Property Organization India. 

Which would provide more protection to the works of copyright owners, actor singer, musician and sound recorders in the internet and digital environment.

World Intellectual Property Organization India

Two New Treaty Of World Intellectual Property Organization India:

Cabinet approves accession to WIPO Copyright Treaty 1996 and WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty 1996 .

WIPO Copyright Treaty 1996:-

It come in force on march 6, 2002 and has adopted by 96 contracting parties till date and is a special agreement under berne convention for protection of literary and artistic works) .It has provisions to extend the protection of copyrights contained therein to the digital environment.

Further it recognises the right specific to digital environment of making work available, to address “on-demand” and other interactive modes of access.

WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty 1996:-

This treaty will be very Important for our Music Industries. It come in force on May 20, 2002 and has 96 contracting parties as its member. WPPT deals with rights of two kinds of beneficiaries, particularly in digital environment- (i) Performers (actors, singers, musician etc.), (ii)Producers of Phonograms (Sound Recording). the treaty empowers right owners in their negotiations with new digital platforms and distributors. It recognizes moral rights of the performers for the first time & provides exclusive economic right  to them.

In the post “World Intellectual Property Organization India” i use Copyright terms Most. i will give a definition of copyright. Copyright is a bundle of rights given by the law to the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and the producers of cinematograph films and sound recording.

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