Moldova ratified the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

09/08/2015

Moldova has sent the instruments of ratification of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, adopted on 24 June 2012 and ratified by Law No. 118 of 28 May 2015. The Beijing Treaty governs the legal protection of audiovisual performances and recordings of performers, including actors, singers, musicians, dancers and other categories of artists, who present these recordings to the general public.

The international document will give artists the opportunity to receive part of the revenue generated by the use of audiovisual products internationally. The Treaty also will give performers moral rights to reliable assignment of authorship and counteraction of attempts of distortion of their performances. The new Treaty will establish a clear international legal framework to protect their rights. It will ensure for the first time the rights of performers in the digital environment and in the audiovisual mass media.

This Treaty will enter into force three months after the submission of the instrument of ratification or accession by 30 parties who meet the necessary conditions.