Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988 Law and Legal Definition

The Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988 is an enactment to implement the provisions of the Berne Convention. This Act makes the U.S. a party to the Berne Convention. The convention aims at the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. This Act brought in major changes to the copyright law like:

1. moral rights; and

2. an area called copyright formalities, including registration, deposit and mandatory copyright notice.