Guide to Internet Law
- Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (1971, amended 1979)
- Provides for international protection of copyrights by authors of literary and artistic works.
- North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (1996)
- Chapter 13, "Telecommunications". Reduces trade barriers between Mexico, Canada, and the United States with regard to access to telecom networks, value-added service licenses, standards, and anticompetitive monopolies.
- Chapter 17, "Intellectual Property". Article 1705 amends Berne Convention to include computer programs and data compilations as protected literary works.
- Chapter 17, "Intellectual Property". Article 1708 allows for the protection of trademarks.
- Universal Copyright Convention (1952, revised 1971)
- Provides for international copyright protection of literary and artistic works.
- World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Copyright Treaty (1996)
- Extends copyright protection to computer programs and databases, but not to the data itself.
- WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (1996)
- Recognises copyrights and moral rights of actors, singers, musicians, and dancers in their performances which are broadcast over the Internet.
- U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1980)
- Establishes uniform rules for the interpretation of international contracts for the sale of goods.
- UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce (1996 draft)
- Draft dated 16 December 1996, of model law to facilitate commercial transactions over the Internet, for example by recognizing the validity of digital signatures.
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