Beijing Treaty enters into force

The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances has just entered into force on 28 April 2020.

Actors, singers, musicians and dancers are expected to get more rights out of their work thanks to this new Treaty. In words of WIPO's Director General, Francis Gurry "Many of the actors and other performers in our beloved series and movies are essentially gig workers, without long-term salaries, equity stakes or great fame. The Beijing Treaty helps give these performers more rights to their work, which in turn boosts their personal revenues."

Thanks to this Treaty, the beneficiaries' performers will get five kinds of exclusive economic rights fixed in an audiovisual format: The rights of reproduction, distribution, rental, making available and broadcasting and communication to the public.

4 Latin American countries (Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Peru) are already members of this new Treaty.

Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua have already signed it.

To read more, please be referred to WIPO's website.

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