International Copyright Law
- Based on treaties
- Attempts to ensure uniformity among member states
Creators and users of copyrighted works should be aware of the differences
in intellectual property law between nations.
Many works are now distributed internationally or use components from authors
in other nations.
No international copyright law exists that will protect a work in every country
of the world. However, several key international treaties that the US has signed
protects works from and within member nations.
Determine international protection
To determine the protection that a work has within a country that has not signed
a treaty, of which the US is a member, you will need to consider the copyright
laws of that nation.