Tunisia Ratifies the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Tunisia, which was one of the countries that signed the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances when it was adopted on 26 June 2012, has now ratified this Treaty.
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has given notice (which can be accessed here) that Tunisia deposited its instrument of ratification with WIPO on 21 July 2016.
The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances is focused on the intellectual property rights of performers in audiovisual performances such as movies and other motion pictures, as well as in live performances. These rights include so-called moral rights, which involves the performer’s non-economic right to be identified as the performer/one of the performers in the relevant performance.
This Treaty is not yet in force, as the number of ratifications or accessions required by Article 26 of the Treaty has not yet been reached. According to the notification issued by WIPO, the date of entry into force of the Treaty will be notified once the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached.
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