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Better online protection coming for local creatives

The intellectual property rights of Barbadian creatives who share their work online, will soon be better protected.

This as Barbados has acceded to the World Intellectual Property Office’s Copyright, Performances and Phonograms Treaties, which will come into force on December 13th

The instruments were officially submitted by Barbados’ Ambassador to the United Nations and other international organizations at Geneva, his Excellency Chad Blackman in an official ceremony with WIPO Director General, Francis Gurry.

Collectively referred to as the WIPO internet treaties, they require countries to provide a framework of basic rights, allowing creators to control and/or be compensated for their work, particularly when shared on digital platforms.

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