"Massive technology developments double copyright's significance"
Attending a conference held on the Intellectual property of literary, artistic works and related laws, First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said:" Nowadays the Intellectual property of literary, artistic works should be considered more than any other time, and the technology developments double's the matter's significance."
IBNA: During the conference which was held on April 24, Rahimi said:" Great scientific and technology developments have altered our lives nowadays. Every society's main progress is its knowledge and science growth. Accordingly observing the authors and artist's rights is noteworthy."
The bill for joining the Berne and Rome Conventions is on the agenda of the government's Bills Committee, he added.
The Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations was accepted by members of BIRPI, the predecessor to the modern World Intellectual Property Organization, on October 26, 1961.
The agreement extended copyright protection for the first time from the author of a work to the creators and owners of particular, physical manifestations of intellectual property, such as audiocassettes or DVDs.
The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, usually known as the Berne Convention, is an international agreement governing copyright, which was first accepted in Bern, Switzerland in 1886.
The Berne Convention requires its signatories to recognize the copyright of works of authors from other signatory countries (known as members of the Berne Union) in the same way as it recognizes the copyright of its own nationals. For example, French copyright law applies to anything published or performed in France, regardless of where it was originally created.
In other news, Carole Croella as a representative of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said:" We will support Iran and will cooperate with the country for it to improve its copyright law."
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