WPPT Notification No. 38
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

Accession by Japan

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 him of the deposit by the Government of Japan, on July 9, 2002, of its instrument of accession to the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, adopted at Geneva on December 20, 1996.

The said instrument of accession contains the following declarations:

- Pursuant to Article 3, paragraph 3 of the Treaty, the Government of Japan will not apply the criterion of publication concerning the protection of producers of phonograms.

- Pursuant to Article 15, paragraph 3 of the Treaty, the Government of Japan will apply the provisions of Article 15, paragraph 1 of the Treaty in respect of direct uses for broadcasting or for wire diffusion.

- Pursuant to Article 15, paragraph 3 of the Treaty, as regards phonograms the producer of which is a national of another Contracting Party which has made a declaration under Article 15, paragraph 3 of the Treaty, the Government of Japan will apply the provision of Article 15, paragraph 1 of the Treaty to the extent that Party grants the protection provided for by the provisions of Article 15, paragraph 1 of the Treaty.

- Pursuant to Article 15, paragraph 3 of the Treaty, the Government of Japan will not apply Article 15, paragraph 1 of the Treaty to 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 a time individually chosen by them.

The said Treaty will enter into force, with respect to Japan, on October 9, 2002.

July 9, 2002