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Decree No. 746 of December 18, 1973, on the Rights of Performers, Argentina

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Details Details Year of Version 1974 Dates Entry into force: January 5, 1974 Issued: December 18, 1973 Type of Text Implementing Rules/Regulations Subject Matter Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights) Notes Pursuant to Article 56 of Law No. 11. 723 relating to the protection of performers, this Decree defines the different types of performers and lays down a variety of media for the purposes of transmitting their work.

Article 2 of the Civil Code stipulates: “Laws shall not be binding until after their publication, and as of the stated day. If no day is stated, they shall be binding eight days following their official publication.”
This Decree was published in the Official Gazette on December 28, 1973 (B.O. 28/12/73), with no specific date of entry into force; based on Article 2 of the Civil Code it entered into force eight days after its publication.

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PERFORMERS’ RIGHTS Courtesy translation provided by WIPO, © 2011

Regulating Article 56 of Law No. 11.723.

DECREE No. 746.

Buenos Aires, December 18, 1973.

Having regard to Article 87 of Law No. 11.723, and the proposal of the Secretariat of Press and Broadcasting to the President of the Nation; and,


that Article 56 of the above-mentioned body of law that establishes the right of performers to receive compensation for their work has not been incorporated in Decree No. 41.233/34 and that regulation of the above Decree is required;

that technological progress and the increase in cultural broadcasting require a better and more effective defense of the rights of performers;


The President of the Argentine Nation


Article 1 -- For the purposes of Article 56 of Law No. 11.723, performers are considered to include:

(a) Conductors of orchestras, singers and performing musicians, individually.

(b) Directors and actors of cinematographic works and recordings with images and sounds on magnetic tape for television.

(c) Singers, dancers and any other persons who play a role, sing, recite, perform or carry out in whatever form a literary, cinematographic or musical work.

Article 2 –– Suitable media for the purposes of transmitting the work of performers are: records, the various types of recordings on magnetic tape, recordings with images and sounds on magnetic tape for television, films and any other technical element used for radio or television broadcasting, cinemas, halls or dance halls and all public locations used for direct or indirect commercial purposes.

Article 3 –– For communication, publication and submission to the National Directorate of the Official Registry and for recording.


Benito P. Llambí.


Reglamentase el artículo 56 de la Ley 11.723.


Bs.As. 18/12/73.

Visto el Articulo 87 de la Ley Nº 11.723, y lo propuesto por la Secretaría de Prensa y Difusión de al Presidencia de la Nación; y,


Que el articulo 56 del citado cuerpo legal que establece el derecho de los interpretes a percibir una compensación por su trabajo, no ha sido incluido en el decreto Nº 41.233/34 y que hace necesaria la reglamentación del mismo;

Que los avances tecnológicos y el incremento de la difusión cultural imponen una mejor y mas eficaz defensa de los derechos del interprete;

Por ello,

El presidente de la Nación Argentina


Artículo 1º –– A los efectos del artículo 56 de la Ley 11.723, considéranse interpretes:

a)Al Director de orquesta, al cantor y a los músicos ejecutantes, en forma individual.

b)Al director y a los actores de obras cinematográficas y grabaciones con imagen y sonido en con cinta magnética para televisión.

c)Al cantante, al bailarín y a toda otra persona que represente un papel, cante, recite, interprete o ejecute en cualquier forma que sea una obra literaria, cinematográfica o musical.

Art. 2º –– Son medios idóneos a los efectos de transmitir el trabajo de los interpretes: el disco, los distintos tipos de grabaciones en cintas magnéticas, grabaciones con imagen y sonido en cintas magnéticas para televisión, películas y cualquier otro elemento técnico que sirva para la difusión por radio y televisión, sala cinematográfica, salones o clubes de baile y todo lugar público de explotación comercial directa o indirecta.

Art. 3º –– Comuníquese, publíquese, dése a la Dirección Nacional de Registro Oficial y archívese.


Benito P. Llambí.

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