Incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation
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WIPO treaty press release

26 June 2012

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A new international treaty, signed in Beijing on 26 June 2012, gives actors for the first time a right to bargain for payment for the use of their work. The treaty, signed at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) conference held in China, aims to give actors a share in revenues generated internationally by audiovisual productions. It will also grant performers moral rights to prevent lack of credit or distortion of their performances.

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