Monday, September 10, 2007

On September 10, ...

... 1886, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was adopted in Switzerland. It rests on 3 baseline principles: 1st, national treatment, by which works originating in any member state must be given the same protection in every other member state as the latter gives the works of its own nationals; 2d, automatic protection; and 3d, independence of protection. With 163 states parties, today this copyright convention is 1 of 24 treaties administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.
... 1949, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

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