The rights of Korean stars who’re fashionable abroad, together with BTS, can be protected via worldwide treaties.
The Ministry of Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism introduced on the 22nd that such rights can be protected when the treaty takes impact because it joins the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Efficiency, which is overseen by the World Mental Property Group (WIPO).
Korea has been defending performers by becoming a member of the World Mental Property Group’s “WPPT” in 2008. Nonetheless, the treaty stipulates the rights of deaf performers associated to the usage of the Web, comparable to real-time playback (streaming), add, and obtain, and solely listening to performances comparable to singers and performers are protected.
For that reason, the Ministry of Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism defined that audiovisual performers comparable to BTS, Jun Ji-hyun and Yoo Jae-seok, who’re gaining reputation worldwide as a result of Korean wave of Okay-pop, dramas and films, had limitations in receiving worldwide safety.
Via this treaty, the rights of audiovisual performers, comparable to Okay-pop singers, drama actors, and comedians who haven’t acquired such enough safety, can be protected in lots of international locations comparable to China, Chile and Indonesia, the place the Korean Wave growth is going down.
The Beijing Treaty incorporates laws comparable to granting unique rights to breed, distribute, and transmit rights to audiovisual performances (DVDs, movies, VODs, and many others.) to audiovisual performers comparable to the best to show their names and the best to take care of their id, and the best to guard them for no less than 50 years.
In 1997, WIPO adopted ‘Viewers and Audiences Safety’ on the agenda of the Copyright Standing Committee (SCCR) and mentioned the adoption of the treaty in June 2012.
The treaty is meant to enter impact three months after greater than 30 international locations be a part of the treaty. As of Jan. 28 this yr, a complete of 30 international locations will be a part of the group and can take impact on the 28th, with a complete of 31 international locations, together with main Korean Wave international locations comparable to China, Chile, Indonesia and Japan, becoming a member of the group.
As Korea submits its membership to WIPO on the 22nd, the treaty will take impact on July 22, three months later. The Ministry of Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism mentioned that Korea’s copyright legislation is already protected past the safety obligations stipulated by the Beijing Treaty, so no extra measures comparable to revising the legislation following its entry into the treaty are wanted.
“With Korea turning into a member of the Beijing Treaty, we can correctly shield the rights of audiovisual performers, comparable to Korean actors, idol teams, and comedians in main Korean Wave international locations which have already joined the Beijing treaty,” mentioned Kim Jae-hyun, director common of the copyright bureau on the Ministry of Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism. “Even after the treaty takes impact, we are going to proceed to intently test and cooperate in implementing the treaty obligations amongst member international locations.”