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Index of Instruments from

The Compleat Multilateral Intellectual & Cultural Property Rights Series

Volume I: The Compleat Multilateral Copyright & Related Agreements, Conventions, Covenants & Treaties 1886-2007

March 2007, ISBN 978-0-9689523-5-1



1. Berne Convention                                                                                                             13

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1886

2. Circulation of Obscene Publications                                                                                 52

Arrangement between the United States and Other Powers Relative to the

Repression of the Circulation of Obscene Publications , 1910

UN Protocol, 1949                                                                                                          56

3. Circulation of &Trafficking in Obscene Publications                                                      60

International Convention for the Suppression of the Circulation of

and Traffic in Obscene Publication, 1924

UN Protocol, 1947                                                                                                          69

4. Film Registration                                                                                                              76

Treaty on the International Registration of Audiovisual Works, 1989

5. Indigenous Nations                                                                                                           91

International Covenant on the Rights of Indigenous Nations, 1994

6. Type Face                                                                                                                        101

Agreement for the Protection of Type Faces and their International Deposit

Vienna Agreement, 1973

7. UN Commercial Samples and Advertising Materials                                                     121

International Convention to Facilitate the Importation of

Commercial Samples and Advertising Materials, 1952

8. UN Performers, Producers of Phonograms & Broadcasting Organizations                 133

International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers

of Phonograms & Broadcasting Organizations - Rome Convention , 1961

9. UNESCO Cultural Diversity                                                                                          158

Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of

Cultural Contents and Artistic Expressions, 2005

10. UNESCO Educational, Scientific & Cultural Materials                                              173

Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and

Cultural Materials - Florence Agreement, 1950

Protocol - Nairobi Agreement, 1976                                                                             185

11. UNESCO Exchange of Publications                                                                             200

Convention concerning the International Exchange of Publications, 1958

12. UNESCO Government Documents                                                                               207

Convention concerning the Exchange of Official Publications and

Government Documents between States, 1958

13. UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage                                                                        215

Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, 2003

14. UNESCO Visual and Auditory Materials                                                                     228

Agreement for Facilitating the International Circulation of Visual and Auditory Materials

of an Educational, Scientific and Cultural Character - Beirut Agreement, 1948

15. UNESCO/WIPO Double Taxation                                                                                236

Multilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation

of Copyright Royalties, 1979

16. UNESCO/WIPO Folklore                                                                                             244

Draft Treaty for the Protection of Expressions of Folklore against Illicit

Exploitation and Other Prejudicial Actions, 1984

17. UNESCO/WIPO Producers of Phonograms                                                                249

Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against

Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms, 1971

18. UNESCO/WIPO Satellite Convention                                                                          256

Convention relating to the Distribution of Program Carrying Signals

Transmitted by Satellite, 1974

19. UNESCO/WIPO Tunis Model Law, 1976                                                                     262

20. Universal Copyright Convention, 1952                                                                         278

21. WIPO Convention                                                                                                         322

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization, 1967

22. WIPO Copyright                                                                                                           340

World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty, 1996

23. WIPO Databases                                                                                                           348

Draft Treaty on Intellectual Property in respect of Databases, 1996

24.  WIPO Integrated Circuits                                                                                           360

Treaty on Intellectual Property in respect of Integrated Circuits -Washington Treaty, 1989

25. WIPO Performances & Phonograms                                                                           370

World Intellectual Property Organization Performances & Phonograms Treaty, 1996

26. WIPO-WTO Agreement                                                                                              383

Agreement between the World Intellectual Property Organization and the

World Trade Organization, 1995

27. WTO GATT Provisions                                                                                               387

Articles: III, 10; IV; XX sub, a , d & f, 1947

28. WTO TRIPS Agreement                                                                                                389

Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of  Intellectual Property Rights

 including Trade in Counterfeit Goods, 1994


The Americas

Latin America

29.Inter-American  Literary and Artistic Property Convention, 1902                             426

30. Buenos Aires Convention                                                                                          430

Convention on Literary and Artistic Copyright, 1910

Revision, 1928                                                                                                            434

31. Pan American Copyright Convention                                                                        438

Inter-American Convention on the Rights of the Author in Literary,

 Scientific and Literary Works, 1946

32. Andean Community Common Provisions                                                                  443

Decision 351: Common Provisions on Copyright and Neighboring Rights, 1993

33. Montevideo Treaty on Intellectual Property, 1939                                                    457


North America

34. Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement                                                          461

Articles 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007, 1988

35. North America Free Trade Agreement                                                                     463

 Part Six - Chapter 1: Intellectual Property, 1994


Council of Europe

36. CE Audiovisual Heritage                                                                                            488

Convention for the protection of the Audiovisual Heritage,

on the protection of Television Productions, 2001

Protocol 2001                                                                                                              495

37. CE Broadcasts from Outside National Territories                                                     499

Agreement for the Prevention of Broadcasts transmitted

from Stations outside National Territories, 1965 

38. CE Conditional Access                                                                                                504

Convention on the Legal Protection of Services Based on, or

consisting of, Conditional Access, 2001

39. CE Cybercrime                                                                                                             511

Convention on Cybercrime, 2001

40. CE Transfrontier Broadcasting by Satellite                                                                 545

Convention relating to questions on Copyright Law and Neighbouring Rights

in the Framework of Transfrontier Broadcasting by Satellite, 1994

41. CE Transfrontier TV                                                                                                    553

Convention on Transfrontier Television, 1989

Protocol 1998

42. CE TV Broadcast Protection                                                                                        590
Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts, 1960

Protocols 1965, 1974, 1983, 1989                                                              

43. CE TV Film Exchange                                                                                                  609

Agreement concerning Programme Exchanges by means of Television Films, 1958


European Union

44. EU Computer Programs                                                                                               614

Directive on the Legal Protection of Computer Programs, 1991

45. EU Cultural Diversity                                                                                                   620
Decision on the conclusion of the Convention on the Protection and
Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, 2006
46. EU Databases                                                                                                               622

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council

on the Legal Protection of Databases, 1996

47. EU Electronic Commerce                                                                                            634

Directive on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular

electronic commerce, in the Internal Market, Directive on electronic commerce, 2000

48. EU Harmonizing Certain Aspects of Copyright                                                          654

Directive on the harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and

related rights in the information society, 2001

49. EU Harmonizing Term of Copyright Protection                                                         669

Council Directive harmonizing the term of protection of copyright and

certain related rights , 1993

50. EU Global Networks                                                                                                   676

Decision adopting a multiannual Community action plan on promoting

safer use of the Internet by combating illegal and harmful content on global networks, 1999

Amendment 2003                                                                                                        688

51. EU Rental & Lending Rights                                                                                     693

Directive on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to

copyright in the field of intellectual property, 1992

52. EU Resale Rights                                                                                                           702

Directive on the resale right for the benefit of the author of an original work of art , 2001

53. EU Safer Use of the Internet                                                                                         709
Decision establishing a multiannual Community Programme on promoting
safer use of the Internet and new online technologies, 2005
54. EU Satellite Broadcasting & Retransmission                                                               721

Directive on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights

related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission, 1993

55. EU Topographies of Semiconductors                                                                           732
Directive on the legal protection of topographies of semiconductor products, 1986

56. EU WIPO Copyright Treaty and Performances and Phonograms Treaty                  740

Decision on the approval of the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO

Performances and Phonograms Treaty, 2000



57.  UN Direct Television Broadcasting                                                                             742

Principles Governing the Use by States of Artificial

Earth Satellites for International Direct Television Broadcasting, 1982

58. UNESCO Access  to Cyberspace  2003                                                                        746

59. UNESCO Moving Images                                                                                             752

Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images, 1980

60. UNESCO Status of the Artist                                                                                        761

Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist, 1980

61. UNESCO Traditional Culture & Folklore                                                                   772

Recommendation on the Safeguarding of Traditional Culture and Folklore, 1989

62. UNESCO Translators & Translations                                                                         777

Recommendation on the Legal Protection of Translators and Translations and the

Practical Means to Improve the Status of Translators, 1976