CHAPTER XXV
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1Convention relating to the distribution of programme-carrying signals transmitted by satelliteBrussels, 21 May 197425 August 1979, in accordance with article 10(1).25 August 1979, No. 17949Signatories18Parties38United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1144, p. 3.The Convention was adopted by the International Conference of States on the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals, transmitted by Satellite, convened jointly by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization. The Conference held discussions on the basis of the Draft Convention drawn up by the Committee of Governmental Experts on Problems in the Field of Copyright and of the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations Raised by Transmission via Space Satellites held at Nairobi (Kenya) from 2 to 11 July 1973.
ParticipantSignatureRatification, Accession(a), Succession(d)Argentina26 Mar 1975 Armenia13 Sep 1993 aAustralia26 Jul 1990 aAustria26 Mar 1975 6 May 1982 Bahrain 1 Feb 2007 aBelgium21 May 1974 Benin18 May 2017 aBosnia and Herzegovina<superscript>1</superscript>12 Jan 1994 dBrazil21 May 1974 Chile 8 Mar 2011 aColombia20 Dec 2013 aCosta Rica25 Mar 1999 aCôte d'Ivoire21 May 1974 Croatia<superscript>1</superscript>26 Jul 1993 dCyprus21 May 1974 El Salvador22 Apr 2008 aFrance27 Mar 1975 Germany<superscript>2,3</superscript>21 May 1974 25 May 1979 Greece22 Jul 1991 aHonduras 7 Jan 2008 aIsrael21 May 1974 Italy21 May 1974 7 Apr 1981 Jamaica12 Oct 1999 aKenya21 May 1974 6 Jan 1976 Lebanon21 May 1974 Mexico21 May 1974 18 Mar 1976 Montenegro<superscript>4</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dMorocco21 May 1974 31 Mar 1983 Nicaragua 1 Dec 1975 aNorth Macedonia<superscript>1</superscript> 2 Sep 1997 dOman18 Dec 2007 aPanama25 Jun 1985 aPeru 7 May 1985 aPortugal11 Dec 1995 aRepublic of Korea19 Dec 2011 aRepublic of Moldova28 Jul 2008 aRussian Federation20 Oct 1988 aRwanda25 Apr 2001 aSenegal21 May 1974 Serbia<superscript>1</superscript>12 Mar 2001 dSingapore27 Jan 2005 aSlovenia<superscript>1</superscript> 3 Nov 1992 dSpain21 May 1974 Switzerland21 May 1974 24 Jun 1993 Togo10 Mar 2003 aTrinidad and Tobago 1 Aug 1996 aUnited States of America21 May 1974 7 Dec 1984 Viet Nam12 Oct 2005 a
Declarations and Reservations(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made uponratification, accession or succession.)ArgentinaWith reference to article 8 (2) the Government of the Argentine Republic states that the words "where the originating organization is a national of another Contracting State" appearing in article 2 (1) are to be considered as if they were replaced by the words "where the signal is emitted from the territory of another Contracting State".Germany<superscript>3</superscript>The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany herewith declares in pursuance of article 2 (2) of the Convention that the protection accorded pursuant to article 2 ( 1) is restricted in its territory to a period of 25 years after the expiry of the calendar year in which the transmission by satellite has occurred.ItalyThe Italian Government declares, in accordance with the provisions of article 2 (2) of the Convention, that the protection accorded pursuant to article 2 (1) shall be limited in its territory to a period of 25 years following the end of the year in which the satellite transmission took place.Trinidad and TobagoDeclaration:"The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has decided that the duration of time referred to in article 2 of the said Convention shall be twenty (20) years."1The former Yugoslavia had signed and ratified the Convention on 31 March 1975 and 29 December 1976, respectively. 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.2See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.3See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.4See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.