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Copyright and Related Rights
16. Please advise which specific Article requires coverage for: (c) Authors who are not nationals of a Berne country but who have their habitual residence in a Berne country
The rights of authors who are not nationals of a Berne country are protected on the territory of the Russian Federation on basis of subpoint 3 of point 1 of Article 1256 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (international-legal criterion) in accordance with international treaties of the Russian Federation. However in indicated cases necessary to pass that in cases if foreign author made public his work on the territory of the Russian Federation (or his not made public on the territory of the Russian Federation work exists in some objective form) he have legal protection in accordance with point 1 of Article 1256 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. The Russian Federation participated in following international treaties about copyright: the Universal Copyright Convention on 6th September 1952 (revised in Paris on 24th July 1971), The Agreement about collaboration in sphere of copyright and related right are concluded in Moscow at 24th September 1993, Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (in editing Parisian Statement at 24th July 1971) - since 13th March 1995, The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Copyright Treaty on 20th December 1996 – since 2009. Moreover the Russian Federation as successor of the USSR is connected two-way international treaties about mutual protection of copyrights with some states, e.g. with Sweden (15th April 1986), with Armenia concluded Agreement about mutual protection of copyrights at 25th June 1993.