DATE: December 13, 1996
WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION
CERTAIN COPYRIGHT AND NEIGHBORING RIGHTS QUESTIONS
Geneva, December 2 to 20, 1996
AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES 2, 3 AND 9 OF THE PARTLY CONSOLIDATED
OF DRAFT TREATY No. 1
proposed by the Delegation of the Russian Federation
In view of the fact that States and international organizations, but not separate customs territories, may become Contracting Parties to this Treaty, the Delegation of the Russian Federation proposes that paragraph (2) of Article 2 as currently drafted be amended as follows:
"When provisions mentioned in paragraph (1) contain references to "nationals," they shall be deemed, in the case of a separate customs territory to which this Treaty applies..."
the rest of the text remaining unchanged.
In Article 3(1) delete the words "for purposes of applying the provisions of the Berne Convention," as they do not have any particular bearing on the text.
Replace the words "this obligation" in the last sentence of Article 9(2) with the phrase "the obligation referred to in paragraph (1)."
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