World Intellectual Property Organization

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DATE: December 2, 1996

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION

GENEVA

DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE
ON
CERTAIN COPYRIGHT AND NEIGHBORING RIGHTS
QUESTIONS

Geneva, December 2 to 20, 1996

LIST OF STATES AND ORGANIZATIONS

INVITED TO THE DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE

prepared by the International Bureau

LIST OF STATES INVITED AS MEMBER DELEGATIONS

(THAT IS, THE STATES MEMBERS OF WIPO)

(as of December 2, 1996)

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe (157)

SPECIAL DELEGATION

European Community (1)

LIST OF STATES INVITED AS OBSERVER DELEGATIONS
(THAT IS, THE STATES MEMBERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS
WHICH ARE NOT MEMBERS OF WIPO)

(as of December 2, 1996)

Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Botswana, Cape Verde, Comoros, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Grenada, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kuwait, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Syria, Vanuatu (30)

LIST OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS INVITED
AS OBSERVER ORGANIZATIONS

United Nations (UN)

International Labour Organization (ILO)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

World Health Organization (WHO)

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) [1]

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) [1]

International Maritime Organization (IMO) [1]

World Trade Organization (WTO)

African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)

Agency for Cultural and Technical Cooperation (AGECOP)

Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU)

Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO)

Asociación Latinoamericana de Intergración (ALADI)

Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

(Board of the) Cartagena Agreement (JUNAC)

Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC)

Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Conference of Latin American Authorities on Informatics (CALAI)

Council of Europe (CE)

Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL)

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)

League of Arab States (LAS)

Organization of African Unity (OAU)

Organization of American States (OAS)

Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)

Permanent Secretariat of the General Treaty on Central American

Economic Integration (SIECA)

Sistema de Integración Centroamericana (SICA)

Sistema Económico Latinoamericano (SELA)

Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR)

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL)

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LIST OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS INVITED
AS OBSERVER ORGANIZATIONS

Afro-Asian Book Council (AABC)

Agence pour la protection des programmes (APP)

American Bar Association (ABA)
American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM)

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)

American Film Marketing Association (AFMA)

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

Asociación Argentina de Interpretes (AADI)

Asociación Nacional de Intérpretes (ANDI)

Associaçao Portuguesa de Actores (APA)

Association for the International Collective Management of Audiovisual Works (AGICOA)

Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT)

Association of European Radios (AER)

Association of European Performers' Organisations (AEPO)

Australian Copyright Council (ACC)

Bundesverband Deutscher Unternehmensberater (BDU)

Business Software Alliance (BSA)

Canadian Bar Association

Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU)

Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA)

Commercial Internet Exchange Association (CIX)

Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA)

Computer Users of Europe (CUE)

Conseil francophone de la chanson (CFC)

Coordination of European Independent Producers (CEPI)

Copyright Research and Information Center (CRIC)

Educator's Ad Hoc Committee on Copyright Law (ECCL)

Electronic Industries Association (EIA)

Electronic Industries Association of Japan (EIAJ)

European Alliance of Press Agencies (EAPA)

European Association of Advertising Agencies (EAAA)

European Association of Manufacturers of Business Machines and Information
Technology Industry (EUROBIT)

European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA)

European Cable Communications Association (ECCA)

European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS)

European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA)

European Council of American Chambers of Commerce (ECACC)

European Federation of Agents of Industry in Industrial Property (FEMIPI)

European Project-Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)

European Tape Industry Council (ETIC)

European Writers' Congress (EWC)

Federation of European Audiovisual Directors (FERA)

Groupement européen représentant les organismes de gestion collective des droits des artistes

interprètes ou exécutants (ARTIS GEIE)

Ibero-American Television Organization (OTI)

Ibero-Latin-American Federation of Performers (FILAIE)

Independent Film Producers International Association (IFPIA)

Information Industry Association (IIA)

Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)

Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)

Institute of Intellectual Property (IIP)

Intellectual Property Institute (CLIP)

Intellectual Property Owners (IPO)

Interactive Services Association (ISA)

Interamerican Copyright Institute (IIDA)

International Advertising Association (IAA)

International Affiliation of Writers' Guilds (IAWG)

International Alliance of Orchestra Associations (IAOA)

International Anticounterfeiting Coalition, Inc. (IACC)

International Association for Mass Communication Research (IAMCR)

International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research
in Intellectual Property (ATRIP)

International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)

International Association of Audio-Visual Writers and Directors (AIDAA)

International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL)

International Association of Art (IAA)

International Association of Authors of Comics and Cartoons (AIAC)

International Association of Broadcasting (IAB)

International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC)

International Bar Association (IBA)

International Bureau of Societies Administering the Rights of Mechanical Recording
and Reproduction (BIEM)

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

International Communications Round Table (ICRT)

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP)

International Confederation of Professional and Intellectual Workers (CITI)

International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC)

International Copyright Society (INTERGU)

International Council of Design Associations (ICOGRADA)

International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU)

International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID)

International Council on Archives (ICA)

International Dance Council (IDC)

International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID)

International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO)

International Federation of Actors (FIA)

International Federation of Associations of Film Distributors (FIAD)

International Federation of Computer Law Associations (IFCLA)

International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF)

International Federation of Interior Architects/Interior Designers (IFI)

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

International Federation of Musicians (FIM)

International Federation of Newspaper Publishers (FIEJ)

International Federation of Press Clipping and Media Monitor Bureaus (FIBEP)

International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)

International Federation of Translators (FIT)

International Franchise Association (IFA)

International Group of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM)

International Hotel Association (IHA)

International Institute of Communications (IIC)

International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA)

International Law Association (ILA)

International League of Competition Law (LIDC)

International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI)

International Music Council (IMC)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Organization of Hotel and Restaurant Associations (HoReCa)

International Organization of Journalists (IOJ)

International P.E.N.

International Publishers Association (IPA)

International Theatre Institute (ITI)

International Union of Architects (UIA)

International Union of Cinemas (UNIC)

International Video Federation (IVF)

International Writers Guild (IWG)

Japan Compact Disk Rental Commerce Trade Association (JCD)

Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA)

Latin American Institute for Advanced Technology, Computer Science and Law (ILATID)

Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA)

Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition

Law (MPI)

Media and Entertainment International (MEI)

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA)

North American National Broadcasters Association (NANBA)

Patent and Trademark Institute of Canada

Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe (PEARLE)

Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Música (SACM)

Société civile pour l'administration des droits des artistes et musiciens
interprètes (ADAMI)

Software Information Center (SOFTIC)

Software Publishers Association (SPA)

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Union of African Journalists (UAJ)

Union of European Practitioners in Industrial Property (UEPIP)

Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations of Europe (UNICE)

Union of National Radio and Television Organizations of Africa (URTNA)

Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA)

World Association of Research Media (WARM)

World Blind Union (WBU)

World Federation of Advertisers (WFA)

World Federation of Music Schools (WFMS)

World Union of Professions (WUP)

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[1] Invitation will be proposed at the time of the adoption of the Rules of Procedure.

 

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