WPPT Notification No. 76
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

Declaration by the Republic of Costa Rica

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 Republic of Costa Rica, on August 14, 2009, of the following declaration made with respect to the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, adopted at Geneva on December 20, 1996:

- In accordance with Article 15, paragraph 3 of the Treaty, the Republic of Costa Rica shall only apply the provisions of Article 15, paragraph 1 of the Treaty in respect of broadcasting or communication to the public for commercial purposes, in accordance with what is established in Costa Rican legislation, and shall not apply the said provisions to traditional free non-interactive over-the-air broadcasting.

The said declaration shall take effect on November 14, 2009.

August 14, 2009