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European Convention on copyright law on satellite transfrontier broadcasting

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Decision approving the European Convention relating to questions on copyright law and neighbouring rights within the framework of transfrontier broadcasting by satellite.

The Convention, which was adopted by the Cou...
The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Decision approving the European Convention relating to questions on copyright law and neighbouring rights within the framework of transfrontier broadcasting by satellite.

The Convention, which was adopted by the Council of Europe on 16 February 1994, supplements, with regard to copyright and neighbouring rights, the 1989 European Convention on Transfrontier Television. It embodies for all member countries of the Council of Europe the principles laid down in Council Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993 on satellite broadcasting.

The Convention is intended to protect the rights of authors and other contributors when protected works are broadcast by satellite, having due regard to the need not to hamper the development of new technology for the media or the free movement of information and ideas.

The Commission believes that the Convention forms a useful tool for the harmonized application of the rules on intellectual property in the new European broadcasting environment.
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