Copyrighting Conventions – The Curious Case of the International Maritime Organization

By Atharva Sontakke

Opening of the Conference on the Law of Treaties, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
Opening of the Conference on the Law of Treaties, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria

Introduction

It is a well established principle of copyright law world over that laws or texts of legislations cannot be copyrighted. There are basically two reasons for this: firstly, for copyright to subsist in a work there must be a minimum modicum of creative expression in the work and secondly, copyrighting laws would defeat the whole purpose of enacting them and resultantly would become an impediment in enforcing them. The same principle when transposed to the international arena still holds good. Read More »

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