Public Papers of George Bush, 1990

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Author: George Bush  | Date: January 24, 1990

Message to the Senate Transmitting the Treaty on the International
Registration of Audiovisual Works
January 24, 1990

To the Senate of the United States:

With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Treaty on the International Registration of Audiovisual Works done at Geneva on April 20, 1989. I also transmit, for the information of the Senate, the report of the Department of State with respect to the Treaty.

The Treaty establishes a multilateral system to facilitate enforcement of rights and to increase legal security concerning audiovisual works in foreign countries and to contribute to the fight against piracy. Essentially, the Treaty is administrative and procedural in nature; it is not a copyright treaty and therefore would not affect substantive national copyright laws. The registration system is voluntary and may be used at the option of the producer of audiovisual works.

As noted in the report of the Department of State, United States ratification of the Treaty would not require any amendments to the copyright laws of the United States or any other implementing legislation.

I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable consideration to the Treaty and give its advice and consent to ratification.
GEORGE BUSH
The White House,
January 24, 1990.

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Chicago: George Bush, "Message to the Senate Transmitting the Treaty on the International Registration of Audiovisual Works," Public Papers of George Bush, 1990 in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, George Bush, 1989 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.1824 Original Sources, accessed January 31, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NTIYWWVCT8RFCC.

MLA: Bush, George. "Message to the Senate Transmitting the Treaty on the International Registration of Audiovisual Works." Public Papers of George Bush, 1990, in Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, George Bush, 1989 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.1824, Original Sources. 31 Jan. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NTIYWWVCT8RFCC.

Harvard: Bush, G, 'Message to the Senate Transmitting the Treaty on the International Registration of Audiovisual Works' in Public Papers of George Bush, 1990. cited in , Federal Register Division. National Archives and Records Service, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, George Bush, 1989 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1956-), P.1824. Original Sources, retrieved 31 January 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NTIYWWVCT8RFCC.