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Contracting Parties > Berne Convention > Rome Act (1928) (Total Contracting Parties : 44)

Contracting PartySignatureInstrumentIn ForceDetails
Australia Accession: December 6, 1934January 18, 1935
  • Accession to the Rome Act (1928) extended to Papua New Guinea, Norfolk Islands and Nauru: June 18, 1936; Entry into force: July 29, 1936.
AustriaJune 2, 1928Accession: June 19, 1936July 1, 1936
BelgiumJune 2, 1928Accession: August 23, 1934October 7, 1934
Bosnia and Herzegovina   
  • Rome Act (1928): Accession by the Kingdom 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 2, 1928Accession: April 3, 1933June 1, 1933
Bulgaria Ratification: May 28, 1931August 1, 1931
Canada Ratification: June 27, 1931August 1, 1931
Croatia   
  • Rome Act (1928): Accession by the Kingdom 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.
Cyprus Declaration of Continued Application: February 24, 1964August 16, 1960
DenmarkJune 2, 1928Accession: July 24, 1933September 16, 1933
FinlandJune 2, 1928Ratification: July 1, 1931August 1, 1931
FranceJune 2, 1928Accession: November 3, 1933December 22, 1933
  • Accession to the Rome Act (1928) subject to the following reservation: Article 2, paragraph 4, of the Act is replaced by the relevant provisions of the texts adopted prior to the Berlin Act, 1908 (Article 4 of the Berne Convention, 1886), in respect of works of art applied to industry.
GermanyJune 2, 1928Accession: September 13, 1933October 21, 1933
GreeceJune 2, 1928Accession: January 2, 1932February 25, 1932
  • Accession to the Rome Act (1928) subject to the following reservations: Articles 8 and 11 of the Act are replaced by Articles 5 and 9 of the Berne Convention, 1886, in respect of the exclusive right of authors to make or to authorize the translation of their works, and the right of public performance of dramatic, dramatico-musical works.
Holy See Accession: July 19, 1935September 12, 1935
Hungary Ratification: June 25, 1931August 1, 1931
Iceland Accession: June 30, 1947September 7, 1947
  • Accession to the Rome Act (1928) 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 translation into the Icelandic language.
India Ratification: June 30, 1931August 1, 1931
Indonesia Declaration of Continued Application: February 23, 1956December 27, 1949
Ireland Accession: April 16, 1935June 11, 1935
  • Accession to the Rome Act (1928) 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 translation into the Irish language.
Israel Accession: December 14, 1949March 24, 1950
ItalyJune 2, 1928Ratification: June 27, 1931August 1, 1931
JapanJune 2, 1928Ratification: June 5, 1931August 1, 1931
  • Ratification of the Rome Act (1928) 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.
  • Ratification of the Rome Act (1928) included Korea, Formosa, South Sakhalin and Kanto.
Latvia Accession: November 3, 1936May 15, 1937
  • Accession to the Rome Act (1928) 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.
LebanonJune 2, 1928Accession: February 19, 1946September 30, 1947
  • Signature of the Rome Act (1928) through France.
Liechtenstein Accession: July 20, 1931August 30, 1931
Luxembourg Accession: December 16, 1931February 4, 1932
Malta Declaration of Continued Application: May 29, 1968September 21, 1964
MonacoJune 2, 1928Accession: April 21, 1933June 9, 1933
Montenegro   
  • Rome Act (1928): Accession by the Kingdom 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 2, 1928Accession: October 5, 1934November 25, 1934
  • Signature and notification of accession to the Rome Act (1928) through France.
Netherlands Ratification: June 27, 1931August 1, 1931
New Zealand Accession: October 20, 1947December 4, 1947
  • Application of the Rome Act (1928) to the Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue: November 2, 1964; Entry into force: March 18, 1965.
  • Accession to the Rome Act (1928) extended to West Samoa.
NorwayJune 2, 1928Ratification: June 30, 1931August 1, 1931
Pakistan Accession: June 4, 1948July 5, 1948
  • Application to the Rome Act (1928) by the United Kingdom: June 27, 1931; Entry into force: August 1, 1931.
PolandJune 2, 1928Accession: October 21, 1935November 21, 1935
PortugalJune 2, 1928Accession: June 21, 1937July 29, 1937
RomaniaJune 2, 1928Accession: June 30, 1936August 6, 1936
Serbia   
  • Rome Act (1928): Accession by the Kingdom 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   
  • Rome Act (1928): Accession by the Kingdom 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 Africa Accession: March 19, 1935May 27, 1935
SpainJune 2, 1928Accession: March 15, 1933April 23, 1933
Sri Lanka Declaration of Continued Application: July 20, 1959February 4, 1948
  • Ratification of the Rome Act (1928) subject to the following reservation "...the Government of Ceylon... reserves for itself the right to enact local legislation for the translation of educational, scientific and technical books into the national language."
SwedenJune 2, 1928Ratification: June 27, 1931August 1, 1931
SwitzerlandJune 2, 1928Ratification: April 24, 1931August 1, 1931
Syrian Arab RepublicJune 2, 1928Accession: November 13, 1933December 24, 1933
  • The Rome Act (1928) continued in force in the United Arab Republic, Region of Syria, until, by a Note dated January 12, 1961, the latter denounced this Act with effect from January 12, 1962.
  • Signature of the Rome Act (1928) through France.
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia   
  • Rome Act (1928): Accession by the Kingdom 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 2, 1928Accession: November 3, 1933December 22, 1933
  • Accession to the Rome Act (1928) subject to the following reservation: Article 2, paragraph 4, of the Act is replaced by the relevant provisions of the texts adopted prior to the Berlin Act, 1908 (Article 4 of the Berne Convention, 1886), in respect of works of art applied to industry.
  • Signature and accession to the Rome Act (1928) through France.
United KingdomJune 2, 1928Ratification: June 27, 1931August 1, 1931
  • Application of the Rome Act (1928) to Sarawak and Borneo: October 20, 1938; Entry into force: January 1, 1939.
  • Application of the Rome Act (1928) to Burma and Aden: September 12, 1938; Entry into force: April 1, 1937 (date of separation of Burma and Aden from British India).
  • Application of the Rome Act (1928) to Newfoundland: November 11, 1933; Entry into force: December 11, 1933.
  • Application of the Rome Act (1928) to the Federated Malay States: December 10, 1932; Entry into force: January 10, 1933.
  • Signature of the Rome Act (1928) applied also to Australia, Canada, India and New Zealand.
Zimbabwe Declaration / Notification of Succession: September 18, 1981April 18, 1980