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CHAPTER XXV
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1 . Convention relating to the distribution of programme-carrying signals transmitted by satellite
Brussels, 21 May 1974
Entry into force
:
25 August 1979, in accordance with article 10(1).
Registration :
25 August 1979, No. 17949
Status :
Signatories : 18. Parties : 37
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1144, p. 3.
Note :
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.
Participant
Signature
Ratification, Accession(a), Succession(d)
Argentina
26 Mar 1975
 
Armenia
  13 Sep 1993 a
Australia
  26 Jul 1990 a
Austria
26 Mar 1975
 6 May 1982
Bahrain
   1 Feb 2007 a
Belgium
21 May 1974
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
  12 Jan 1994 d
Brazil
21 May 1974
 
Chile
   8 Mar 2011 a
Colombia
  20 Dec 2013 a
Costa Rica
  25 Mar 1999 a
Côte d'Ivoire
21 May 1974
 
Croatia 1
  26 Jul 1993 d
Cyprus
21 May 1974
 
El Salvador
  22 Apr 2008 a
France
27 Mar 1975
 
Germany 2, 3
21 May 1974
25 May 1979
Greece
  22 Jul 1991 a
Honduras
   7 Jan 2008 a
Israel
21 May 1974
 
Italy
21 May 1974
 7 Apr 1981
Jamaica
  12 Oct 1999 a
Kenya
21 May 1974
 6 Jan 1976
Lebanon
21 May 1974
 
Mexico
21 May 1974
18 Mar 1976
Montenegro 4
  23 Oct 2006 d
Morocco
21 May 1974
31 Mar 1983
Nicaragua
   1 Dec 1975 a
Oman
  18 Dec 2007 a
Panama
  25 Jun 1985 a
Peru
   7 May 1985 a
Portugal
  11 Dec 1995 a
Republic of Korea
  19 Dec 2011 a
Republic of Moldova
  28 Jul 2008 a
Russian Federation
  20 Oct 1988 a
Rwanda
  25 Apr 2001 a
Senegal
21 May 1974
 
Serbia 1
  12 Mar 2001 d
Singapore
  27 Jan 2005 a
Slovenia 1
   3 Nov 1992 d
Spain
21 May 1974
 
Switzerland
21 May 1974
24 Jun 1993
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1
   2 Sep 1997 d
Togo
  10 Mar 2003 a
Trinidad and Tobago
   1 Aug 1996 a
United States of America
21 May 1974
 7 Dec 1984
Viet Nam
  12 Oct 2005 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon
ratification, accession or succession.)
Argentina
       With 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 3
       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.

Italy
       The 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 Tobago

Declaration:
       "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."

End Note
1.The 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.
2.See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
3.See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.