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Contracting Parties > Berne Convention > Brussels Act (1948) (Total Contracting Parties : 49)

Contracting PartySignatureInstrumentIn ForceDetails
Argentina Accession: May 5, 1967June 10, 1967
AustraliaJune 26, 1948Accession: April 1, 1969June 1, 1969
  • Accession to the Brussels Act (1948) subject to the specific declaration that the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia accepts the provisions of Article 11 of the Convention on the understanding that it remains free to enact such legislation as it considers necessary in the public interest to prevent or deal with any abuse of the monopoly rights conferred upon owners of copyright by the law of the Commonwealth of Australia.
AustriaJune 26, 1948Accession: August 26, 1953October 14, 1953
Bahamas Declaration of Continued Application: July 5, 1976July 10, 1973
BelgiumJune 26, 1948Ratification: June 15, 1951August 1, 1951
Benin Declaration of Continued Application: January 3, 1961August 1, 1960
Bosnia and Herzegovina   
  • Brussels Act (1948): Ratification by the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the exclusive right of translation into the national languages of Yugoslavia.
BrazilJune 26, 1948Accession: April 5, 1952June 9, 1952
Burkina Faso Accession: April 26, 1963August 19, 1963
Cameroon Declaration of Continued Application: September 21, 1964January 1, 1960
CanadaJune 26, 1948  
Chad Accession: August 4, 1971November 25, 1971
Chile Accession: April 9, 1970June 5, 1970
Congo Declaration of Continued Application: May 8, 1962August 15, 1960
Côte d'Ivoire Accession: July 8, 1961January 1, 1962
Croatia   
  • Brussels Act (1948): Ratification by the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the exclusive right of translation into the national languages of Yugoslavia.
Democratic Republic of the Congo Declaration of Continued Application: October 8, 1963June 30, 1960
DenmarkJune 26, 1948Accession: October 28, 1961February 19, 1962
Fiji Declaration of Continued Application: December 1, 1971October 10, 1970
FinlandJune 26, 1948Accession: October 29, 1962January 28, 1963
FranceJune 26, 1948Ratification: January 22, 1951August 1, 1951
Gabon Accession: December 19, 1961March 26, 1962
Germany Accession: June 27, 1966October 10, 1966
  • Brussels Act (1948): Dates apply to the Federal Republic of Germany.
GreeceJune 26, 1948Accession: November 1, 1956January 6, 1957
  • In acceding to the Brussels Act (1948), as of January 6, 1957, Greece did not wish to retain the benefit of any reservations previously formulated on its behalf.
Holy SeeJune 26, 1948Ratification: May 25, 1951August 1, 1951
HungaryJune 26, 1948  
IcelandJune 26, 1948  
IndiaJune 26, 1948Accession: September 12, 1958October 21, 1958
IrelandJune 26, 1948Accession: May 4, 1959July 5, 1959
  • In acceding to the Brussels Act (1948), as of July 5, 1959, Ireland did not wish to retain the benefit of any reservation previously formulated on its behalf.
Israel Accession: December 14, 1949August 1, 1951
ItalyJune 26, 1948Accession: April 11, 1953July 12, 1953
Japan Accession: June 4, 1974July 12, 1974
  • Accession to the Brussels Act (1948) subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, in respect of the exclusive right of authors to make or to authorize the translation of their works.
    Japan declared that it intended to retain the benefit of this reservation until December 31, 1980.
LebanonJune 26, 1948  
LiechtensteinJune 26, 1948Ratification: September 1, 1950August 1, 1951
LuxembourgJune 26, 1948Ratification: March 15, 1950August 1, 1951
Madagascar Declaration of Continued Application: February 11, 1966January 1, 1966
Mali Declaration of Continued Application: March 19, 1962March 19, 1962
Mauritania Accession: October 16, 1972February 6, 1973
Mexico Accession: May 9, 1967June 11, 1967
  • Accession to the Brussels Act (1948) subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the exclusive right of translation.
MonacoJune 26, 1948Ratification: June 15, 1951August 1, 1951
Montenegro   
  • Brussels Act (1948): Ratification by the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the exclusive right of translation into the national languages of Yugoslavia.
MoroccoJune 26, 1948Accession: October 23, 1951May 22, 1952
  • Signature and notification of accession to the Brussels Act (1948) through France.
NetherlandsJune 26, 1948Accession: November 16, 1972January 7, 1973
New ZealandJune 26, 1948  
Niger Declaration of Continued Application: May 2, 1962August 3, 1960
NorwayJune 26, 1948Accession: October 11, 1962January 28, 1963
PakistanJune 26, 1948  
Philippines Accession: June 29, 1950August 1, 1951
PortugalJune 26, 1948Ratification: June 30, 1951August 1, 1951
Senegal Accession: June 30, 1962August 25, 1962
Serbia   
  • Brussels Act (1948): Ratification by the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the exclusive right of translation into the national languages of Yugoslavia.
Slovenia   
  • Brussels Act (1948): Ratification by the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the exclusive right of translation into the national languages of Yugoslavia.
South AfricaJune 26, 1948Ratification: February 20, 1950August 1, 1951
SpainJune 26, 1948Ratification: March 29, 1951August 1, 1951
SwedenJune 26, 1948Accession: February 22, 1961July 1, 1961
SwitzerlandJune 26, 1948Accession: December 2, 1955January 2, 1956
Syrian Arab RepublicJune 26, 1948  
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia   
  • Brussels Act (1948): Ratification by the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the exclusive right of translation into the national languages of Yugoslavia.
TunisiaJune 26, 1948Accession: October 23, 1951May 22, 1952
  • Signature and accession to the Brussels Act (1948) through France.
Turkey Accession: October 27, 1951January 1, 1952
  • Accession to the Brussels Act (1948) subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, with respect to the translations into the Turkish language.
United KingdomJune 26, 1948Accession: October 24, 1957December 15, 1957
  • Accession to the Brussels Act (1948) subject to the specific declaration that the Government of this country accepts the provisions of Article 11 of the Act on the understanding that it remains free to enact such legislation as it considers necessary in the public interest to prevent or deal with any abuse of the monopoly rights conferred upon owners of copyright by the law of the United Kingdom.
  • Application of the Brussels Act (1948) to Hong Kong: February 5, 1973; Entry into force: May 5, 1973. (see Berne Notification No. 43)
  • Application of the Brussels Act (1948) to St. Vincent: August 10, 1967; Entry into force: November 1, 1967.
  • Application of the Brussels Act (1948) to British Honduras: July 28, 1966; Entry into force: October 16, 1966.
  • Application of the Brussels Act (1948) to British Guyana: March 16, 1966; Entry into force: June 5, 1966.
  • Application of the Brussels Act (1948) to the Cayman Islands: March 10, 1966; Entry into force: June 4, 1966.
  • Application of the Brussels Act (1948) to Grenada: February 17, 1966; Entry into force: May 1, 1966.
  • Application of the Brussels Act (1948) to Montserrat and Saint Lucia: February 9, 1966; Entry into force: March 21, 1966.
  • Application of the Brussels Act (1948) to Bechuanaland: February 8, 1966; Entry into force: April 4, 1966.
Uruguay Accession: June 7, 1967July 10, 1967