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Trips Agreement On Copyright

Article 10.2 specifies that databases and other compilations of data or other material other than them are protected by copyright, even though the databases contain data that, as such, is not protected by copyright. Databases are protected by copyright as long as they are intellectual creations because of the choice or disposition of their contents. The provision also confirms that databases must be protected in any form, in whatever form, whether computer-readable or in any other form. In addition, the provision specifies that this protection does not extend to the data or material itself and does not affect copyrights on the data or materials themselves. Articles 3, 4 and 5 contain the basic rules on the treatment of foreigners by nationals and the most advantaged, which are common to all categories of intellectual property covered by the agreement. These obligations relate not only to standards of material protection, but also to issues relating to the availability, acquisition, scope, maintenance and application of intellectual property rights, as well as intellectual property issues that are explicitly mentioned in the agreement. While the national treatment clause prohibits discrimination between nationals of one member and nationals of other members, the most favoured nation clause prohibits discrimination between nationals of other members. With respect to the national treatment obligation, exemptions authorized by WIPO`s existing IP agreements are also permitted under TRIPS. If these exceptions allow for substantial reciprocity, a derogation from the resulting MFN treatment is also permitted (for example. (b) the comparison of copyright protection provisions exceeding the minimum duration provided for by the TRIPS agreement, in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 8, of the Bern Agreement, in accordance with the ON THE TRIPS agreement). Other limited exceptions to the MFN obligation are also provided. Article 11 provides that authors have the right to authorize or prohibit the commercial rental of originals or copies of their copyrighted works, at least with respect to computer programs and, in certain circumstances, film works.

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