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Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms

Egypt

Accession contained the declaration that the accession of the Arab Republic of Egypt "does not imply any recognition of Israel, or entering into any relationship with Israel governed by the provisions of the Convention." (Translation) (see Phonograms Notification No. 32)

Finland

By a notification dated December 22, 1972, deposited with the Director General of WIPO on January 2, 1973, the Government of the Republic of Finland declared, in accordance with Article 7(4) of the Convention, that it will apply the criterion according to which it affords protection to producers of phonograms solely on the basis of the place of first fixation instead of the criterion of the nationality of the producer. (see Phonograms Notification No. 5)

Hungary

Accession was accompanied by the following declarations:
- "In the opinion of the Hungarian People's Republic, Article 9, paragraphs (1) and (2) of the Convention have a discriminatory character. The Convention is a general, multilateral one and therefore every State has the right to be a party to it, in accordance with the basic principles of international law".
- "The Hungarian People's Republic declares that the provisions of Article 11, paragraph (3) of the Convention are inconsistent with the principles of the independence of colonial countries and peoples, formulated, inter alia, also in Resolution No. 1514(XV) of the United Nations General Assembly". (see Phonograms Notification No. 20)

Italy

By a notification deposited with the Director General of WIPO on January 20, 1977, the Government of the Republic of Italy declared, in accordance with Article 7(4) of the Convention, that it will apply the criterion according to which it affords protection to producers of phonograms solely on the basis of the place of first fixation instead of the criterion of the nationality of the producer. (see Phonograms Notification No. 29)

Sweden

By a notification dated December 28, 1972, deposited with the Director General of WIPO on January 11, 1973, the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden declared, in accordance with Article 7(4) of the above Convention, that it will apply the criterion according to which it affords protection to producers of phonograms solely on the basis of the place of first fixation instead of the criterion of the nationality of the producer.
This declaration was withdrawn by a notification dated June 30, 1986 and received on July 1, 1986; Date of effect: July 1, 1986. (see Phonograms Notification No. 6 and No. 45)

 

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