WIPO Copyright Treaty – accession by the Republic of Uzbekistan

Copyright TreatyThe Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presented his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, on April 17, 2019, of its instrument of accession to the WIPO Copyright Treaty, adopted at Geneva on December 20, 1996.

The WIPO Copyright Treaty will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Uzbekistan, on July 17, 2019.

The WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) is a special agreement under the Berne Convention which deals with the protection of works and the rights of their authors in the digital environment. In addition to the rights recognized by the Berne Convention, they are granted certain economic rights. The Treaty also deals with two subject matters to be protected by copyright: (i) computer programs, whatever the mode or form of their expression; and (ii) compilations of data or other material (“databases”).

Source: WIPO