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Details of Treaty No.153
|Title||European Convention relating to questions on Copyright Law and Neighbouring Rights in the Framework of Transfrontier Broadcasting by Satellite|
|Opening of the treaty||Strasbourg, 11/05/1994 - Treaty open for signature by the member States and by the other States Parties to the European Cultural Convention, and by the European Union, and for accession by the other non-member States|
|Entry into Force||- 7 Ratifications including 5 member States.|
The Convention intends to safeguard the rights and interests of authors (and other contributors) as regard their works (contributions) broadcasted by satellite. It aims to promote the harmonisation of the law of the member States, and the other States Parties to the European Cultural Convention.
It defines the notion and act of broadcasting, the applicable law, and the field of application.
The Parties undertake to hold multilateral consultations within the Council of Europe to examine the application of this Convention and the advisability of revising it or extending any of its provisions.
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