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Berne ConventionThe Berne Convention is the legal agreement that protects copyrights across international boundaries. Essentially, it says that a work like B5, copyrighted in the United States, is equally protected under German copyright laws in Germany or UK law in the UK. While it is not international 'law' in the sense that it is overseen by an international court which 'enforces' copyrights in multiple countries, the signatories provide that they will honor a request to rectify a violation under their own internal laws. This is how Warner Brothers can reach out from America and go after a fanfic plagiarizer in say, Italy. See 'Copyrights', 'Trademarks', 'Fair Use' and 'Cease and Desist Order'.

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