The Rome Convention is a treaty administered by the World Industrial Property Organization (WIPO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)with a view to protecting the related rights of performers, performers, producers of phonograms and broadcasters, with the participation of ninety-four countries.
The Rome Convention defines who shall be subject to its protection in such a way that within the category of performers and performers are actors, singers, musicians, dancers or other persons who perform a role, sing, recite, recite, interpret or perform in any way a literary or artistic work.
As for the phonogram producers section, there are natural (natural) or legal (legal) persons, who fix for the first time the sounds of a performance or other sounds, however, there is no definition for broadcasting agencies, but these are the entities that for commercial or cultural purposes emit sound and/or visual signals.
The protection provided by the Rome Convention includes:
- The right of performers and performers to object that without their permission:
- Their performances are broadcast or communicated to the public.
- Set their interpretations or performances.
- Unauthorized fixations of their performances are reproduced.
- Authorized fixations of their interpretations or performances are reproduced for purposes other than those to which consent has been given.
- The right of producers of phonograms to authorize or prohibit;
- The direct reproduction of his phonograms, that is, all those exclusively sound fixations of the euphonies of a performance or interpretation.
- The indirect reproduction of their phonograms.
- The right of broadcasters to authorize or prohibit:
- Their broadcasts are retransmitted.
- Set their emissions.
- Unauthorized fixations of their emissions are reproduced.
- Television broadcasts made in places accessible to the public are communicated to the public upon payment of the right of entry.
In spite of the Related Rights recognized and protected for a minimum of 20 years for performers, producers of phonograms and broadcasters in the Rome Convention are also allowed certain limitations and exceptions such as the use of performances, performances and phonograms by a third party where:
- It is a private use
- Short excerpts have been used for reporting current events or news.
- It is an ephemeral fixation made by a broadcaster on its own and for its own broadcasts.
- It is a use exclusively for teaching purposes.
- It is a use exclusively for scientific research purposes.
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