WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: Geneva, Switzerland
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 20/05/2002

Category

Intellectual property

Sub category

Neighboring Rights

Groups

OPENESS TO MTRSWIPO

What is it about?

This Treaty adapts the international protection of copyrights and neighbouring rights to the economic, social, cultural and technological evolution of the end of the 20th century. It deals with intellectual property rights of performers (actors, singers, musicians, etc.) and producers of phonograms (the persons or legal entities who or which take the initiative and have the responsibility for the fixation of the sounds). The protection offered to phonogram reproductions is extended to digital technology. Performers and producers of phonograms are granted the exclusive right to authorize the direct or indirect reproduction, distribution, rental and making available of their performances in any manner or form. State parties also agree to adopt national legislation and regulations that sanction infringements of the provisions of the Treaty. State parties are required to provide nationals of other State parties with the same protection as their own nationals (principle of national treatment).

Why is it relevant?

This Treaty protects the rights of performers and producers of phonograms for technological advances not covered by the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations or by the Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of their Phonograms.

Additional Information

Assisted by the International Bureau of WIPO, the Assembly of the State parties is responsible for the administration of this Treaty. Only WIPO member States and intergovernmental organizations competent in respect of matters covered under this Treaty may become party to the present Treaty.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Albania17/05/2001
Algeria31/10/2013
Argentina19/11/1999
Armenia06/12/2004
Australia26/04/2007
Austria14/12/2009
Azerbaijan11/01/2006
Bahrain15/09/2005
Belarus15/07/1998
Belgium30/05/2006
Benin16/01/2006
Bosnia and Herzegovina25/08/2009
Botswana27/10/2004
Bulgaria29/03/2001
Burkina Faso19/07/1999
Canada13/05/2014
Chile11/04/2001
China09/03/2007
Colombia29/11/2000
Costa Rica23/05/2000
Croatia03/07/2000
Cyprus02/09/2005
Czech Republic10/10/2001
Denmark14/12/2009
Dominican Republic10/10/2005
Ecuador21/06/2000
El Salvador20/10/1998
Estonia14/12/2009
Finland14/12/2009
France14/12/2009
Gabon06/12/2001
Georgia04/07/2001
Germany14/12/2009
Ghana16/11/2012
Greece14/12/2009
Guatemala08/10/2002
Guinea25/02/2002
Honduras20/02/2002
Hungary27/11/1998
Indonesia15/11/2004
Ireland14/12/2009
Italy14/12/2009
Jamaica12/03/2002
Japan09/07/2002
Jordan24/02/2004
Kazakhstan12/08/2004
Kyrgyzstan15/05/2002
Latvia22/03/2000
Liechtenstein30/01/2007
Lithuania26/01/2001
Luxembourg14/12/2009
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)20/12/2004
Madagascar24/11/2014
Malaysia27/09/2012
Mali22/10/2001
Malta14/12/2009
Mexico17/11/1999
Moldova13/03/1998
Mongolia25/07/2002
Montenegro03/06/2006
Morocco20/04/2011
Netherlands14/12/2009
Nicaragua06/12/2002
Oman20/06/2005
Panama17/03/1999
Paraguay29/11/2000
Peru18/04/2002
Philippines04/07/2002
Poland21/07/2003
Portugal14/12/2009
Qatar28/07/2005
Republic of Korea18/12/2008
Romania01/02/2001
Russian Federation05/11/2008
Saint Lucia24/11/1999
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12/11/2010
Senegal18/02/2002
Serbia13/03/2003
Singapore17/01/2005
Slovakia14/01/2000
Slovenia19/11/1999
Spain14/12/2009
Sweden14/12/2009
Switzerland31/03/2008
Tajikistan24/05/2011
Togo21/02/2003
Trinidad and Tobago28/08/2008
Turkey28/08/2008
Ukraine29/11/2001
United Arab Emirates09/03/2005
United Kingdom14/12/2009
United States of America14/09/1999
Uruguay28/05/2008
Treaties analysis
YearRatifications
19984
19997
20007
200110
200211
20033
20046
20057
20064
20075
20086
200918
20101
20112
20122
20131
20142
Total96
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