CNI Documents: Information Policies
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Coalition for Networked Information 
Information Policies:  A Compilation of Position Statements, Principles,
Statutes, and Other Pertinent Statements

Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988

Source: Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988, 17 USC 101 note. United States Code Congressional and Administrative News, 100th Congress--Second Session, Volume 2, West Publishing Co., St. Paul, Minn., 102 Stat. 2853-2861.

(An Act to amend title 17, United States Code, to implement the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, and for other purposes.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled.

Section 1. Short Title and References to Title 17, United States Code.

Section 2. Declarations.

The Congress makes the following declarations:

Section 3. Construction of the Berne Convention.

Section 4. Subject Matter and Scope of Copyrights.

Section 5. Recordation.

Section 6. Preemption with Respect to Other Laws Not Affected.

Section 7. Notice of Copyright.

Section 8. Deposit of Copies or Phonorecords for Library of Congress.

Section 9. Copyright Registration.

Section 10. Copyright Infringement and Remedies.

Section 11. Copyright Royalty Tribunal.

Section 12. Works in the Public Domain.

Section 13. Effective Date on Pending Cases.

Approved October 31, 1988.