WPPT Notification No. 98
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 refer to the deposit on August 14, 2009, by the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica of a declaration under Article 15, paragraph 3 of the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, according to which 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 (see WPPT Notification No. 76).

In this regard, the Director General has the honor to notify the deposit on, May 7, 2019, of a declaration according to which the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica withdraws the said declaration.

The declaration shall take effect on August 7, 2019.

May 7, 2019