WIPO Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances


The Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances which took place in Beijing (China) between June 20 and 26, 2012, concluded with the adoption of an international treaty to protect the intellectual property rights of audiovisual performers, such as film and TV actors.

The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (BTAP) will strengthen the economic rights of film actors and other performers and could provide extra income from their work. It will potentially enable performers to share proceeds with producers for revenues generated internationally by audiovisual productions. It will also grant performers moral rights to prevent lack of attribution or distortion of their performances.

You can download the WIPO press release and below the full text of the Treaty.