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International coverage

enotar.io is valid in more than 179 countries because it complies with the requirements established by international treaties and conventions specifically issued for the protection of copyrights and intellectual property, the most important of which are listed below in chronological order.

The Paris Convention

The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, signed in 1883, is a landmark international treaty designed to protect industrial property rights such as patents, trademarks and industrial designs. It was one of the first multilateral treaties to establish a legal framework for the protection of intellectual property and has since played a major role in shaping the global intellectual property system.

The Berne Convention

The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, commonly known as the Berne Convention, is an international treaty that establishes basic principles and standards for the protection of copyright and intellectual property in literary, artistic and scientific works.

The Convention was adopted in Berne, Switzerland in 1886 and has been revised several times since.

enotar.io complies with the requirements of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works in more than 179 countries.

If the author has this right in one of the signatory countries, it will be arranged symmetrically in all other countries.

Our certificate of authorship is valid for life, plus 70 years after the author's death, and is publicly available.

The Universal Copyright Convention

The Universal Copyright Convention (UCC) is an international treaty adopted in 1952 in Geneva, Switzerland. It was created under the auspices of UNESCO with the aim of establishing minimum standards of copyright protection worldwide and facilitating cooperation between member countries in the field of copyright.

The Convention provides protection for all literary, scientific and artistic works, including musical works, dramatic works, cinematographic works and photographs. It provides that the authors of these works have the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, adapt and communicate their works to the public.

Rome Convention

The Rome Convention, also known as the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations, was adopted in Rome in 1961. Its main objective is to protect rights related to copyright, i.e. the rights of performers (actors, singers, musicians, etc.), producers of phonograms (sound recordings) and broadcasting organisations.

The Convention extended the protection of copyright to neighbouring rights: performers have rights in their performances, phonogram producers in their recordings and broadcasting organisations in their programmes.

The protection provided by this Convention varies according to whether it is granted to performers or to phonogram producers and broadcasting organisations. For the former, the protection includes the possibility to prevent certain uses of their performances without their prior consent and under certain conditions, while the latter benefit from the exclusive right to authorise or prohibit.

The Beijing Treaty

The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, known as the Beijing Treaty, is an international treaty administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It was adopted on 24 June 2012 in Beijing, China. The treaty aims to improve copyright protection for performers in relation to their audiovisual performances, such as films, television programmes and other audiovisual content.

It complements and extends the protection provided by other international treaties, such as the Rome Convention and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT).

The Beijing Treaty recognises the moral and economic rights of performers in relation to their audiovisual performances. Moral rights include the right to acknowledge paternity and the right to protect the integrity of the performance. Economic rights include the right to authorise or prohibit the reproduction, distribution, rental, making available and communication to the public of their performances.