Treaties

Status of Korea’s Conclusion and/or Accession into Copyright-related International Treaties and Conventions

International Treaties and Conventions Description Year of Conclusion Date of Accession
The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Stipulates the establishment of WIPO
  • Signed when joining WIPO
1967 Mar.1,1979
The Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
  • Provisions prohibiting unauthorized duplication of phonograms
  • Only single content is regulated; having little effect
1971 July 1,1987
The Universal Copyright Convention
  • Coordination between formality and non-  formality concerning copyright protection(Application of © Mark)
  • Most countries pursued non-formality, having little effect
1952 Oct.1,1987
The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; TRIPs
  • Some provisions of the Berne Convention and the Rome Convention are incorporated into TRIPS
  • Comprehensive provisions on copyright and related rights
  • It is possible to bring disputes among countries to the dispute settlement body
  • WTO’s general principles such as National Treatment (NT) and Most-Favored-Nation Treatment (MFN) are applied
1995 Jan.1,1995
The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
  • Framework Convention on copyright
  • Protection provisions for copyright
  • Term of protection: 50 years
1886 May 21,1996
WIPO Copyright Treaty; WCT
  • Copyright protection in the Internet era
  • Treaty that has updated the Berne Convention to suit the digital age
  • Term of protection: 50 years
1996 Mar.24,2004
International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
  • Framework Convention on neighboring rights
  • Protection provisions for neighboring rights
  • Term of protection: 20 years
1961 Dec.18,2008
The WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty; WPPT
  • Protection of performances and phonograms in the age of the Internet
  • Treaty that has updated provisions on performances and phonograms among the content of the Rome Convention to suit the digital age
  • Term of protection: 50 years
1996 Dec.18,2008
Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution Of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
  • Sufficient obligatory provisions designed to prevent illegal distribution of program carrying signals transmitted by satellites
  • Short excerpts or quotations are exceptions
1974 Dec.19,2011
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
  • adopted on June 27, 2013
  • 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).
2013 Oct.8,2015