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Approve The Wipo Intellectual Property Rights On Copyright, Adopted In Geneva On 20 December 1996

Original Language Title: Aprova o Tratado da Organização Mundial de Propriedade Intelectual sobre Direito de Autor, adoptado em Genebra em 20 de Dezembro de 1996

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PR 180/2008


Considering that the Portuguese Republic is a member of the World Organisation of the

Intellectual Property (WIPO) and which is Part of its main Conventions, Treaties and


Dealing with a Convention that aims to build a system of legal protection of the

works, benefits and productions protected, effective, rigorous and based on a tutelage of the

intellectual property based on a high level of protection, which allows for the creation of

basic conditions of development, on a global scale, of the activities-works,

benefits, products and services-cultural and the respective agents, encouraging themselves to

creation, production, trade and technological development linked to the market of the

designated cultural industries;


Under the terms of the paragraph d) of Article 197 (1) of the Constitution, the Government presents to the

Assembly of the Republic the following proposal for a Resolution:

Approve the Treaty of the World Intellectual Property Organization on Law of

Author, adopted in Geneva, on December 20, 1996, whose text, in the version

authenticated in English language and the respective translation in Portuguese language, publishes in



Seen and approved in Council of Ministers of May 29, 2008

The Prime Minister

The Minister of State and Foreign Affairs

The Minister of the Presidency

The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs