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  Legal Protection: Multilateral Agreements

With the rise of a global economic system a desire to establish agreements, which protect works not only within national borders, but also within a "Union" of countries or on an international level, has been expressed. As a consequence a variety of multilateral treaties have been negotiated and adopted by governments. Those shall simplify practice through international standardization and mutual recognition of rights and duties among nations.

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    Intellectual Property and the "Information Society" Metaphor
-3   Basics: Limitations
-2   Basics: Infringement and Fair Use
-1   Legal Protection: National Legislation
0   Legal Protection: Multilateral Agreements
+1   Legal Protection: WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
+2   Legal Protection: TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights)
+3   Legal Protection: European Union
Recent "Digital Copyright" Legislation: European Union