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U.S. OKs Vietnam Copyright Deal

December 24, 1998

WASHINGTON (AP) _ An agreement has taken effect that gives American movies, recordings, software and books copyright protection in Vietnam.

President Clinton on Wednesday also extended protection in the United States to Vietnamese works.

``The entry into force of this agreement fills the largest remaining gap in copyright protection for U.S. works in Asia,″ U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky said.

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