Subscription of International Instruments
The measure seeks to adapt and update the artistic and cultural normatives according to the needs of different sectors. It also promotes harmony of national legislation in relation to international. As examples of measures establishing a legal framework, we have to mention the approval from the Chilean State of the following international instruments managed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO):
- The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, and,
- The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances.
- The Marrakesh Treaty was adopted on June 27, 2013 in Marrakesh and it forms part of the body of international copyright treaties administered by WIPO. It has a clear humanitarian and social development dimension and its main goal is to create a set of mandatory limitations and exceptions for the benefit of the blind, visually impaired, and otherwise print disabled (VIPs).
The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances was adopted by the Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances, which took place in Beijing from June 20 to 26, 2012. The Treaty deals with the intellectual property rights of performers in audiovisual performances. It grants performers four kinds of economic rights for their performances fixed in audiovisual fixations, such as motion pictures: (i) the right of reproduction; (ii) the right of distribution; (iii) the right of rental; and (iv) the right of making available.
In the case of the first instrument, it is incorporated on the chilean legislation the important element of the cross-border circulation of books in accessible formats that must necessarily be addressed in a multicultural manner to have that effect.
In the case of the second instrument, its ratification is estimated of high importance for it will allow give an international legal framework more clear and enable the artists, performers, to consolidate their position in the audiovisual industry, contributing also to safeguard the rights of the beneficiaries against the unauthorized use of their performances on audiovisual media such as cinema or television.
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