Latest legislation:

The World Intellectual Property Organization’s landmark Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances signed in June 2012 renews and affirms global commitment to protecting the creators and producers of creative work, especially in regard to the digital space. Piracy is an important issue drawing the attention of global politics and legislation as governments around the world work to stem the proliferation of pirated content through the implementation of the proper legislation and decisive action.

2012 Reel Piracy: The Effect of Online Film Piracy on International Box Office Sales by Brett Danaher and Joel Waldfogel

2011 MPAA Report on Economic Contribution:

National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center 2011 Intellectual Property Rights Violations: A Report on Threats to United States Interests at Home and Abroad

2011 Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

McAfee 2010 Music and Movies Report: The True Cost of Free Entertainment

2010 Measuring the Impact of File Sharing on the Movie Industry An Empirical Analysis Using a Panel of Countries by Alejandro Zentner

National Bureau of Economic Research 2006 Piracy on the Silver Screen by Rafael Rob and Joel Waldfogel

World Trade Organization 1994 Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

United States Copyright Office 2010 International Copyright Relations of the United States

World Intellectual Property Organization 1961 Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultral Organization 1952 Universal Copyright Convention

World Intellectual Property Organizatiom 1886 Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works