Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of their Phonograms

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: 18/04/1973

Category

Intellectual property

Sub category

Neighboring Rights

Groups

OPENESS TO MTRSWIPO

What is it about?

The present Convention provides for the obligation of each State party to protect a producer of phonograms who is a national of another State party against the making of duplicates without the consent of the producer, against the importation of such duplicates, where the making or importation is for the purposes of distribution to the public, and against the distribution of such duplicates to the public. It is within the discretion of the State parties how to implement the present instrument, but it has to include provisions on the protection either by means of the grant of a copyright or other specific right, by means of legislation relating to unfair competition or by means of penalties. Limitations are possible under certain conditions, particularly those regarding the non-authorized reproduction for non-commercial purposes when assuring the producer a fair remuneration.

Why is it relevant?

State parties to this instrument will instrument measures aimed at combating pirating and illicit sale of phonograms.

Additional Information

The present Convention has been supplemented by the WIPO Treaty of 1996, which covers phonograms produced with digital technology. All member States of the United Nations may ratify the present instrument.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Albania26/03/2001
Argentina19/03/1973
Armenia31/10/2002
Australia12/03/1974
Austria06/05/1982
Azerbaijan01/06/2001
Barbados23/03/1983
Belarus17/01/2003
Bosnia and Herzegovina19/02/2009
Brazil06/08/1975
Bulgaria31/05/1995
Burkina Faso14/10/1987
Chile15/12/1976
China05/01/1993
Colombia14/02/1994
Costa Rica01/03/1982
Croatia20/01/2000
Cyprus25/06/1993
Czech Republic01/01/1993
Democratic Republic of the Congo25/07/1977
Denmark07/12/1976
Ecuador04/06/1974
Egypt15/12/1977
El Salvador25/10/1978
Estonia28/02/2000
Fiji15/06/1972
Finland18/12/1972
France12/09/1972
Germany07/02/1974
Greece02/11/1993
Guatemala14/10/1976
Holy See04/04/1977
Honduras16/11/1989
Hungary24/02/1975
India01/11/1974
Israel10/01/1978
Italy20/12/1976
Jamaica07/10/1993
Japan19/06/1978
Kazakhstan03/05/2001
Kenya06/01/1976
Kyrgyzstan12/07/2002
Latvia29/04/1997
Liberia16/09/2005
Liechtenstein12/07/1999
Lithuania27/10/1999
Luxembourg25/11/1975
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)02/12/1997
Mexico11/09/1973
Moldova17/04/2000
Monaco21/08/1974
Montenegro03/06/2006
Netherlands07/07/1993
New Zealand03/05/1976
Nicaragua10/05/2000
Norway10/04/1978
Panama20/03/1974
Paraguay30/10/1978
Peru07/05/1985
Republic of Korea01/07/1987
Romania01/07/1998
Russian Federation09/12/1994
Saint Lucia02/01/2001
Serbia10/03/2003
Slovakia01/01/1993
Slovenia09/07/1996
Spain16/05/1974
Sweden18/01/1973
Switzerland24/06/1993
Tajikistan26/11/2012
Togo10/03/2003
Trinidad and Tobago27/06/1988
Ukraine18/11/1999
United Kingdom05/12/1972
United States of America26/11/1973
Uruguay06/10/1982
Venezuela30/07/1982
Viet Nam06/04/2005
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