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News article8 April 2022

Panama ratifies Beijing treaty on Audiovisual Performances

The Republic of Panama has just ratified the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances. The Treaty will enter into force in Panama on 23 June 2022.

7 Latin American countries (Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama, and Peru) are now members of the Treaty. Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua have already signed it.

It grants performers four kinds of economic rights for their performances fixed in audiovisual fixations, such as motion pictures: (i) the right of reproduction; (ii) the right of distribution; (iii) the right of rental; and (iv) the right of making available.

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8 April 2022