Brussels Act Law and Legal Definition

Brussels Act is a 1948 revision of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. The Berne Convention was first adopted in 1886 as an agreement to honor the rights of all authors who are nationals of countries that are party to the convention. Brussels act mandates life-plus 50 years copyright term as a minimum standard. It further extends the moral rights of attribution and integrity in most member countries to the full copyright term. It also strengthens protection of several forms of copyright protection, and extends the broadcast right to television.