Tuesday, July 3, 2012

IPOPHL News: International Treaty Signed in Beijing

The Philippines joins the international community in adopting the Treaty on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances. Referred to as the “Beijing Treaty”, having been concluded in the capital of the People’s Republic of China on June 26, 2012, the Treaty gives audiovisual performers – actors, singers and other persons whose performances are embodied in films, broadcasts and/or disseminated in the Internet – certain economic and moral rights that would enable them to control the use of their creative works while taking into account the valid interests of producers and the general viewing public.

With this international legal framework, actors, like Dolphy, whose movies have brought happiness to generations of Filipinos for five decades, are assured that their performances are protected all over the world and can be a continuing source of revenues for them.

The Philippines has one year to accede to the treaty.

Reposted with permission from www.ipophil.gov.ph.

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