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Intellectual Property Act 2014

Section 22: Recognition of Foreign Copyright Works and Performances

97.This section provides for the automatic extension of certain copyright provisions of the CDPA to nationals of, and works first published in, other countries without the need to include an extensive list of countries and territories in an order. The section inserts references to a large number of those countries and territories into the body of the CDPA wherever relevant. In many cases protection will automatically extend to new signatory states without the need for a new order to implement the UK’s obligations under the relevant treaty.

98.The specific countries and territories references to which are incorporated by this section into the body of the CDPA are the members of the EEA (European Economic Area); the Channel Islands; the Isle of Man; Gibraltar; and countries that are signatories to specific international conventions namely, the Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works and the World Intellectual Property Organisation Performances and Phonograms Treaty.

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