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== Citation ==
 
== Citation ==
   
'''Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988,''' Pub. L. No. 100-568, 102 Stat. 2853 (Oct. 31, 1988).
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'''Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988,''' Pub. L. No. 100-568, 102 Stat. 2853 (Oct. 31, 1988) ([http://www.cni.org/docs/infopols/US.Berne.Convention.html full-text]).
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
   
The Act came into force in the United States on March 1, 1989, making it a party to the [[Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works]].
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The Act came into force in the United States on March 1, 1989, making it a party to the [[Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works]]. It abolished the mandatory requirement of [[copyright notice]] for protection. It established a two-tier system in which [[Copyright registration|registration]] is a prerequisite for [[copyright infringement|infringement]] action for domestic [[work]]s, but Berne countries other than the U.S. are exempt. It also doubled the maximum allowable [[statutory damages]].
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== External references ==
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* House Report on the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988 (May 1988) ([http://ipmall.info/hosted_resources/lipa/copyrights/The%20House%20Report%20on%20the%20Berne%20Convention%20Implemenation%20Act.pdf full-text]).
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* Senate Report on the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988 (May 1988) ([http://ipmall.info/hosted_resources/lipa/copyrights/The%20Senate%20Report%20on%20the%20Berne%20Convention%20Implementation.pdf full-text]).
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* House Statement on the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988 (Oct. 1988) ([http://ipmall.info/hosted_resources/lipa/copyrights/The%20House%20Statement%20on%20the%20Berne%20Convention%20Implementation.pdf full-text]).
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* Senate Statement on the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988 (Oct. 1988) ([http://ipmall.info/hosted_resources/lipa/copyrights/The%20Senate%20Statement%20on%20the%20Berne%20Convention%20Implementation.pdf full-text]).
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[[Category:Legislation]]
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[[Category:Legislation-U.S.-Federal]]
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[[Category:Legislation-U.S.-Copyright]]
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[[Category:Copyright]]
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[[Category:Treaty]]
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[[Category:International law]]
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[[Category:1988]]

Latest revision as of 05:20, 27 August 2015

Citation[]

Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988, Pub. L. No. 100-568, 102 Stat. 2853 (Oct. 31, 1988) (full-text).

Overview[]

The Act came into force in the United States on March 1, 1989, making it a party to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. It abolished the mandatory requirement of copyright notice for protection. It established a two-tier system in which registration is a prerequisite for infringement action for domestic works, but Berne countries other than the U.S. are exempt. It also doubled the maximum allowable statutory damages.

External references[]

  • House Report on the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988 (May 1988) (full-text).
  • Senate Report on the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988 (May 1988) (full-text).
  • House Statement on the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988 (Oct. 1988) (full-text).
  • Senate Statement on the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988 (Oct. 1988) (full-text).