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CHAPTER XIV
EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL MATTERS
4 . Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized Duplication of their Phonograms
Geneva, 29 October 1971
Entry into force
:
18 April 1973, in accordance with article 11.
Registration :
18 April 1973, No. 12430
Status :
Signatories : 32. Parties : 78
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 866, p. 67.
Note :
The Convention was adopted by the International Conference of States on the Protection of Phonograms convened jointly by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization.  The Conference was held at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, from 18 to 29 October 1971.
Participant
Signature, Succession to signature(d)
Ratification, Accession(a), Acceptance(A), Succession(d)
Albania
  26 Mar 2001 a
Argentina
  19 Mar 1973 a
Armenia
  31 Oct 2002 a
Australia
  12 Mar 1974 a
Austria
28 Apr 1972
 6 May 1982
Azerbaijan
   1 Jun 2001 a
Barbados
  23 Mar 1983 a
Belarus
  17 Jan 2003 a
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
12 Jan 1994 d
19 Feb 2009
Brazil
29 Oct 1971
 6 Aug 1975
Bulgaria
  31 May 1995 a
Burkina Faso
  14 Oct 1987 a
Canada
29 Oct 1971
 
Chile
  15 Dec 1976 a
China 2
   5 Jan 1993 a
Colombia
29 Oct 1971
14 Feb 1994
Costa Rica
   1 Mar 1982 a
Croatia
  20 Jan 2000 a
Cyprus
  25 Jun 1993 a
Czech Republic 3
  30 Sep 1993 d
Democratic Republic of the Congo
  25 Jul 1977 a
Denmark
29 Oct 1971
 7 Dec 1976
Ecuador
29 Oct 1971
 4 Jun 1974
Egypt
  15 Dec 1977 a
El Salvador
  25 Oct 1978 a
Estonia
  28 Feb 2000 a
Fiji
  15 Jun 1972 a
Finland
21 Apr 1971
18 Dec 1972
France
29 Oct 1971
12 Sep 1972
Germany 4, 5
29 Oct 1971
 7 Feb 1974
Greece
   2 Nov 1993 a
Guatemala
  14 Oct 1976 a
Holy See
29 Oct 1971
 4 Apr 1977
Honduras
  16 Nov 1989 a
Hungary
  24 Feb 1975 a
India
29 Oct 1971
 1 Nov 1974
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
29 Oct 1971
 
Israel
29 Oct 1971
10 Jan 1978
Italy
29 Oct 1971
20 Dec 1976
Jamaica
   7 Oct 1993 a
Japan
21 Apr 1972
19 Jun 1978 A
Kazakhstan
   3 May 2001 a
Kenya
 4 Apr 1972
 6 Jan 1976
Kyrgyzstan
  12 Jul 2002 a
Latvia
  29 Apr 1997 a
Liberia
  16 Sep 2005 a
Liechtenstein
28 Apr 1972
12 Jul 1999
Lithuania
  27 Oct 1999 a
Luxembourg
29 Oct 1971
25 Nov 1975
Mexico
29 Oct 1971
11 Sep 1973
Monaco
29 Oct 1971
21 Aug 1974
Montenegro 6
  23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 7
   7 Jul 1993 a
New Zealand
   3 May 1976 a
Nicaragua
29 Oct 1971
10 May 2000
Norway
28 Apr 1972
10 Apr 1978
Panama
28 Apr 1972
20 Mar 1974
Paraguay
  30 Oct 1978 a
Peru
   7 May 1985 a
Philippines
29 Apr 1972
 
Republic of Korea
   1 Jul 1987 a
Republic of Moldova
  17 Apr 2000 a
Romania
   1 Jul 1998 a
Russian Federation
   9 Dec 1994 a
Serbia 1
12 Mar 2001 d
10 Mar 2003
Slovakia 3
  28 May 1993 d
Slovenia
   9 Jul 1996 a
Spain
29 Oct 1971
16 May 1974
St. Lucia
   2 Jan 2001 a
Sweden
29 Oct 1971
18 Jan 1973
Switzerland
29 Oct 1971
24 Jun 1993
Tajikistan
  26 Nov 2012 a
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
   2 Dec 1997 a
Togo
  10 Mar 2003 a
Trinidad and Tobago
  27 Jun 1988 a
Ukraine
  18 Nov 1999 a
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
29 Oct 1971
 5 Dec 1972
United States of America
29 Oct 1971
26 Nov 1973
Uruguay
29 Oct 1971
 6 Oct 1982
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  30 Jul 1982 a
Viet Nam
   6 Apr 2005 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification, accession, acceptance or succession.)
Czech Republic 3

Egypt 8

Hungary
       "A. Ad  article 9, paragraphs 1 and 2:
       In the opinion of the Hungarian People's Republic, article 9, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Convention have a discriminatory character. The Convention is a general, multilateral one and therefore every State has the right to be a party to it, in accordance with the basic principles of international law.
       "B. Ad article 11, paragraph 3:
       The Hungarian People's Republic declares that the provisions of article 11, paragraph 3 of the Convention are inconsistent with the principles of the independence of colonial countries and peoples, formulated,  inter alia , also in resolution No. 1514 (XV) of the United Nations General Assembly."

Slovakia 3

Territorial Application
Participant
Date of receipt of the notification
Territories
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 4 Dec 1974 Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Montserrat, Seychelles and St. Lucia
End Note
1.The former Yugoslavia had signed the Convention on 29 October 1971. See also note 1 under “Bosnia and Herzegovina", "Croatia", "former Yugoslavia", "Slovenia", "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and "Yugoslavia"  in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
2.On 17 June 1997, the Secretary-General received from the Government of China, the following communication:

“In accordance with the Declaration of the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the Question of Hong Kong signed on 19 December 1984, the People’s Republic of China will resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong with effect from 1 July 1997. Hong Kong will, with effect from that date, become a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and will enjoy a high degree of autonomy, except in foreign and defense affairs which are the responsibility of the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China.

The [said Convention], which the Government of the People’s Republic of China acceded on 5 January 1993, will apply to the Hong Kong Sspecial Administrative Region with effect from 1 July 1997.

The Government of the Preople’s Republic of China will assume responsibility for the international rights and obligations arising from the application of the Convention to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

3.Czechoslovakia had acceded to the Convention on 5 October 1984. Subsequently, on 1 February 1985, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Czechoslovakia, the following reservation:

"The provision of article 11, paragraph 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized Duplication of their Phonograms is in contradiction to the  Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples which was adopted at the XVth session of the United Nations General Assembly (resolution C 1514/XV of 14 December 1960)."

See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.

4.See note 2 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
6.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
7.For the Kingdom in Europe.
8.In a notification received on 18 January 1980, the Government of Egypt informed the Secretary-General that it had decided to withdraw the declaration relating to Israel. The notification indicates 25 January 1980 as the effective date of the withdrawal. For the text of said declar- ation, see United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 1067, p. 327.