World Intellectual Property Organization

WPPT Notification No. 86
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

Ratification by Canada

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Government of Canada, on May 13, 2014, of its instrument of ratification of the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, adopted at Geneva on December 20, 1996.

The said instrument of ratification was accompanied by the following declarations:

    - "Pursuant to Article 3(3) of the Treaty, the Government of Canada will not apply the criterion of fixation with regard to exclusive rights of producers of phonograms;

    - "Pursuant to Article 3(3) of the Treaty, the Government of Canada will not apply the criterion of publication with regard to the remuneration right of Article 15(1) of the Treaty;  and

    - "Pursuant to Article 15(3) of the Treaty, the Government of Canada will not apply Article 15(1) of the Treaty with regard to the retransmission of phonograms."

The said Treaty will enter into force, with respect to Canada, on August 13, 2014.

May 13, 2014

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