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Old 05-10-2010, 04:35 AM   #2
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The Berne Convention is the big international treaty concerned with literary copyright. There are a bunch of other treaties dealing with other forms of copyright.

As with most international treaties, each country kind of "does its own thing" within the broadest possible interpretation of the treaty terms. There's a a nice, short article on the Berne Convention over on Wikipedia.
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