Available Resources from Copyright Organizations
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. Find information about upcoming committees, assemblies and other valuable legal and technical resources here WIPO.
IFRRO, the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations, is the main international network of collective management organizations in the text field. Its purpose is to facilitate, on an international basis, the collective management of reproduction and other rights relevant to text-based copyrighted works through the co-operation of national Reproduction Rights Organizations (RROs). Join us for an International Conference in Edinburgh on 5 November.
The Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office assists in advising the Administration and other federal agencies on domestic and international copyright legal and policy issues.
The U.S. Copyright Office administers the national copyright registration and recordation system and provides advice on copyright law to Congress, federal agencies, the courts and the public.
International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) is an alliance of trade associations in the “copyright-based industries” of the United States.
International Copyright Treaties
The following international treaties exist in the field of copyright:
- Berne Convention
- Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
- WIPO Copyright Treaty
- WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
- Universal Copyright Convention
- World Trade Organization (WTO) – Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement)
- Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled