Berne Notification No. 81
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession to the Paris Act (1971) by the Libyan Arab Republic

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of the Paris Act (1971) of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, has the honor to notify him that the Government of the Libyan Arab Republic deposited, on June 28, 1976, its instrument of accession to the said Convention as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971.

This instrument of accession was accompanied by the following reservation:

"The Government of the Libyan Arab Republic declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article 33 of the Berne Convention concerning the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice." (Translation)

Furthermore, the said instrument of accession was accompanied by the following declaration:

"The Government of the Libyan Arab Republic also considers it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 31 of the Berne Convention, providing for the possibility of the application of the said Convention to colonies and dependent territories, are in contradiction with the Charter of the United Nations and Resolution 1514 (XV) of December 14, 1960, of the General Assembly of the United Nations." (Translation)

Concurrently with depositing the said instrument of accession, the Libyan Arab Republic indicated, pursuant to Article 25(4)(b), that it wished to belong to Class VI.

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 29(2)(a), the Paris Act (1971) of the said Convention will enter into force, with respect to the Libyan Arab Republic, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on September 28, 1976.

June 28, 1976