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EU ratifies the WIPO Copyright Treaties

Submitted by admin on Wed, 07/21/2010 - 17:56

The European Union and its Member States ratified the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, the so-called "Internet" Treaties on 14 December 2009. These Treaties were concluded to make the world's copyright laws 'fit for the internet'.

By ratifying these Treaties, the European Union and its Member States stated their hope to breathe new vigour into the current treaty-making work of WIPO and encourage renewed commitment to moving forward on a high level of protection for creators and creative industries.  A full press release is available here.