World Intellectual Property Organization

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ORIGINAL: English
DATE: August 30, 1996

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION

GENEVA

DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE
ON
CERTAIN COPYRIGHT AND NEIGHBORING RIGHTS
QUESTIONS

Geneva, December 2 to 20, 1996

BASIC PROPOSAL
FOR THE SUBSTANTIVE PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY ON CERTAIN QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF LITERARY AND ARTISTIC WORKS TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE

prepared by the Chairman of the Committees of Experts

on a Possible Protocol to the Berne Convention
and on a Possible Instrument for the Protection of the Rights of Performers and Producers of Phonograms


Draft Treaty

Notes on Article 11

11.01 Article 11 contains a proposal according to which the duration of the protection of photographic works would be governed by the general rules on the term of protection provided under Article 7 of the Berne Convention. This proposal combines the proposals made by Argentina, Australia, Canada, the European Community and its Member States, Japan, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the United States of America, and Uruguay.

[End of Notes on Article 11]


Article 11

Duration of the Protection of Photographic Works

In respect of photographic works, the Contracting Parties shall apply the provisions of Articles 7(1), 7(3), 7(5), 7(6), 7(7) and 7(8) of the Berne Convention and shall not apply the provisions of Article 7(4).

[End of Article 11]