EIFL webinar: The Beijing Treaty and libraries

The world's first webinar on libraries and the Beijing Treaty was hosted by EIFL in September 2013

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TYPE:
Webinar
PRESENTER:
Band, Jonathan
DATE:
December 2013
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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The Beijing Treaty was adopted in June 2012 by member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and aims to provide legal protection to performers in audiovisual works, for example, actors in motion pictures. Audiovisual works such as motion pictures, television shows, and videotapes of sporting events, lectures and interviews, are an important part of the collections of libraries and archives.

The one hour session set out the background to the Treaty, the key provisions, its likely impact on libraries, provided advice on the policy options available to legislators if the Treaty is adopted into national law, and finished with a Q&A session. The guest speaker was Mr. Jonathan Band J.D, policybandwidth.

The webinar was based on The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances - an EIFL Briefing for Libraries.

Supporting Materials

  • Slides in PDF format of Jonathan Band J.D.'s presentaion