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Romania/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.7 Copyright provisions

In December 1996, Romania signed the Final Act of Geneva's Diplomatic Conference for the conclusion of the WIPO Treaty on authors' rights and for the WIPO Treaty on interpretation, execution and sound recordings. The following laws are relevant in this section:

  • Law no. 77/08.04.1998 on the Berne Convention - Paris Act (1971) on the Protection of Artistic and Literary Creations;
  • Law no. 78/08.04.1998 on the Geneva Convention (1971) on the Protection of Sound Recording Producers Against Unauthorised Reproduction of their Work;
  • Law no. 76/08.04.1998 on the Rome Convention (1961) on the Protection of Artists, of Sound Producers and Broadcasters; and
  • Law no. 8/1996 on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights (amended by Law no. 285/2004, by EGO no 123/2005, approved by Law no. 329/2006 and Law no.2002/2010) and GO 25/2006 - on the Reinforcement of the Administrative Capacity of the Romanian Office for Author Rights.

Chapter published: 23-08-2012

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