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COLOMBIA

RATIFICATION OF THE BEIJING TREATY

On June 15th 2017, the Colombian House of Representatives approved the Law by the means of which the ratification of the Beijing Treaty was proposed. The mentioned treaty establishes new international rules in regards to the protection of the rights of audiovisual work performers.

 

The aforementioned treaty extends the rights and guarantees of assets to the actors of films, films, television, etc., whose economic rights were not always guaranteed in the current national legislation.

The Colombian National Copyright Office subscribed to the mentioned treaty in 2012 within the framework of the Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances held that year in Beijing.

Please find the link provided by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) where you can consult the Treaty’s text below:

www.wipo.int/wipolex/es/treaties/text.jsp?file_id=295838