WPPT Notification No. 74
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

Accession by the Russian Federation

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 the Russian Federation, on November 5, 2008, of its instrument of accession to the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT), adopted at Geneva on December 20, 1996. The said instrument of accession contained the following declarations:

- that in accordance with Article 15(3) of the WPPT, the Russian Federation shall not apply the provisions of Article 15(1) of the WPPT in relation to phonograms, the producer of which is not a citizen or legal person of another Contracting Party; shall limit the protection granted, in accordance with Article 15(1) of the WPPT, in relation to phonograms, the producer of which is a citizen or legal person of another Contracting Party, within the scope and on the conditions provided for by this Contracting Party for phonograms first recorded by a citizen or legal person of the Russian Federation; and

- that in accordance with Article 3(3) of the WPPT, the Russian Federation notifies that when it acceded to the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations (Rome Convention) of October 26, 1961, the Russian Federation in accordance with Article 5(3) of the Rome Convention, declared that it shall not apply the fixation criterion provided for in Article 5(1)(b) of the Rome Convention.

The WPPT will enter into force, with respect to the Russian Federation, on February 5, 2009.

November 5, 2008