Contracting Parties > WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty > Japan
July 9, 2002
Entry into force
October 9, 2002
Declarations, reservations etc.
In accordance with Article 3(3) of the Treaty, this State has declared that it will not apply the criterion of publication concerning the protection of phonograms.
Pursuant to Article 15(3), Japan will apply the provisions of Article 15(1) to the extent that Party grants the protection provided for by Article 15(1); and Japan will apply the provisions of Article 15(1) in respect of the direct or indirect use of the phonograms published for commercial purposes for broadcasting, cablecasting or “automatic public transmission of unfixed information”; and in respect of the direct or indirect use of the phonograms made available to the public, by wire or wireless means, in such a way that members of the public may access them from a place and at a time individually chosen by them for “automatic public transmission of unfixed information”.