Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (as amended on September 28, 1979) Paris Act of July 24, 1971, as amended on September 28, 1979
The countries of the Union, being equally animated by the desire to protect, in as effective and
uniform a manner as possible, the rights of authors in their literary and artistic works,
Recognizing the importance of the work of the Revision Conference held at Stockholm in 1967,
Have resolved to revise the Act adopted by the Stockholm Conference, while maintaining without
change Articles 1 to 20 and 22 to 26 of that Act.
Consequently, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries, having presented their full powers, recognized as in
good and due form, have agreed as follows:
[Establishment of a Union]
The countries to which this Convention applies constitute a Union for the protection of the rights of
authors in their literary and artistic works.