This clip explains the Berne Convention and its importance as the first major source of international IP law, along with the reasons it was created. This clip also explains some problems and shortcomings in the agreement.
Witnesses to the Treaty of Versailles, including Arnold Toynbee and the German representative to the peace talks, discuss the harsh terms of the Treaty and the consequences it will have for Germany and Europe in future years. They mention that the Treaty will bankrupt Germany and severely impair its ability to conduct reparations in the aftermath of the war. German representatives are also outraged that the Treaty requires Germany to accept blame for the war.
This clip illustrates the controversial nature of the Jay Treaty with Great Britain. The United States Congress votes to ratify the treaty, which normalized trade relations with Britain. President George Washington acknowledges that the treaty is not ideal but keeps the United States out of war.
Stan describes the TRIPS agreement and its history, along with the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty. He then discusses international patent law and how treaties and agreements such as the Paris Convention, the Patent Cooperation Treaty, and the Madrid Agreement enable the international protection of patent rights.