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Copyright Resources @ the UNOG Library

On the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2010, the Library of the United Nations Office at Geneva invites you to discover a selection of resources on the topic of


available @ the UNOG Library

Library CollectionsArchival Collections
The UNOG Library collections include a rich selection of resources on copyright and related topics.

Recent publications on Copyright
Books acquired before 1987

In addition to the materials in our print collection, the UNOG Library offers full-text access to many electronic journals that cover copyright and intellectual property law.

The Library holds UN official documents, including reports and studies on the topic:

Intellectual Property

Should you need more information, do not hesitate to Ask a Librarian or consult our online catalogues.
The League of Nations Archives contain historical materials concerning international copyright and intellectual property issues.

The League of Nations Archives hold the records of the Intellectual Cooperation Section:
Registry Files, 1919-1946
Section Files, 1919-1946
Publications, 1919-1946

Additionally, the League of Nations Photo Archive contains images of the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.

The UNESCO Archives maintain the records of the International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation, formerly part of the League of Nations.

Should you need more information, do not hesitate to Ask an Archivist!

Selected websites

Key Organizations Concerned with Copyright

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

Copyright and the Use of UN Documents and Publications

Copyright and Permissions for Use of UN Publications

UN Photo Usage Guidelines

UN Video Library

Online Resources for Learning More about Copyright

Basic Notions About Copyright and Neighbouring Rights (UNESCO)

"Copyright for Librarians" - an Online Open Curriculum on Copyright Law (Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and eIFL.net)

International Protection of Copyright and Related Rights (International Bureau, WIPO)

International Copyright Treaties, Conventions and Agreements

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Universal Copyright Convention (adopted at Geneva, 6 September 1952 and revised at Paris, 24 July 1971)

Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

WIPO Copyright Treaty (adopted in Geneva on December 20, 1996)

Research Guides

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