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WIPO Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audio Visual Perfomances Slated for June 2012 in Beijing.

Introduction Creative control over one’s artistic endeavor is an important right that an artist strives to retain. In addition to creative control, artists seek to prevent the unlawful distribution of the creative product, insist on being acknowledged as the creator of the work, and aim to achieve adequate compensation for the creation. Through union organization, treaties and national legislation, countries have tried to ensure that these rights, and others, are protected for those men and women whose talents have enlightened, challenged, and entertained us for centuries. Technological developments have given rise to increased modes of distributing creative content, thus allowing…