WIPO Copyright Treaty

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  • The treaty came in force on March 6, 2002, and has been adopted by 96 contracting parties till date.
  • It is a special agreement under Berne Convention (for protection of literary and artistic works).
  • It has provisions to extend the protection of copyrights contained therein to the digital environment.
  • Further, it recognises the rights specific to the digital environment, of making work available, to address “on-demand” and other interactive modes of access.