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The Universal Copyright Convention (UCC), adopted in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1952, is one of the two principal international conventions protecting copyright; the other is the Berne Convention. The UCC was developed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as an alternative to the Berne Convention for those states which disagreed with aspects of the Berne Convention, but still wished to participate in some form of multilateral copyright protection. These states included developing countries as well as the United States and most of Latin America. The former thought that the strong copyright protections granted by the Berne Convention overly benefited Western, developed, copyright-exporting nations, whereas the latter two were already members of the Buenos

Universal Copyright Convention was in the country of Vatican City. Universal Copyright Convention signatoried Japan. Universal Copyright Convention signatoried Canada. Universal Copyright Convention signatoried Norway. Universal Copyright Convention signatoried Ireland. Universal Copyright Convention signatoried Hungary. Universal Copyright Convention signatoried Spain.

Universal Copyright Convention signatoried United States of America. Universal Copyright Convention signatoried Belgium. Universal Copyright Convention signatoried Luxembourg. Universal Copyright Convention signatoried Finland. Universal Copyright Convention was an instance of treaty.