WPPT Notification No. 67
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

Accession by Australia

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 Australia, on April 26, 2007, 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(3), Australia will not apply the criterion of publication [concerning the protection of producers of phonograms]; and pursuant to Article 15(3), Australia will not apply the provisions of Article 15(1) in respect of:

(a) the use of phonograms for (i) radio broadcasting, and (ii) radio communication to the public within the meaning of the first sentence of Article 2(g), and

(b) the communication to the public of phonograms by way of making the sounds of the phonograms audible to the public by means of the operation of equipment to receive a broadcast or other transmission of the phonograms".

The said Treaty will enter into force, with respect to Australia, on July 26, 2007.

April 26, 2007