Phonograms Notification No. 5
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms

Ratification by the Republic of Finland

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in conformity with the provisions of Article 13(4) of the above Convention, has the honor to inform him that, according to the notification received from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Government of the Republic of Finland deposited on December 18, 1972, its instrument of ratification of the said Convention.

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 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.

A separate notification will be made on the entry into force of the Convention, when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached.

January 26, 1973