Today in Copyright History: 12/20

On December 20, 1996, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty were adopted to standardize international practice regarding digital technologies.  The treaties entered into force in 2002.

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By United States Mission Geneva [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.