List of parties to international treaties protecting rights related to copyright

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Below is a list of countries which have signed and ratified one or more international treaties protecting rights related to copyright. Related rights protect performers, producers of sound recordings (phonograms) and broadcasting organisations. In some countries these rights are known simply as copyright, while other countries distinguish them from authors' rights: in either case, their international protection is distinct from the protection of literary and artistic works under the Berne Convention and other treaties.

Treaties[edit]

Short name Long name Place Date Date
(into force)
Rome Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations Rome 1961-10-26 1964-05-18[1]
Phonograms Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms Geneva 1971-10-29 1973-04-17[2]
Satellites Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme–Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite Brussels 1974-05-21 1979-08-25[3]
TRIPS Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Marrakech 1994-04-15 1995-01-01[4]
WPPT WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty Geneva 1996-12-20 2002-05-20[5]

List[edit]

The list below was taken from details supplied by WIPO and the WTO (see references): they are correct as of 2012-10-15, and include some accessions after that date. Dates quoted are the date on which the treaty came into effect for a given country.

Country Rome Phonograms Satellites TRIPS WPPT
Afghanistan Afghanistan observer
Albania Albania 2000-09-01 2001-06-26 2000-09-08 2002-05-20
Algeria Algeria 2007-04-22 observer
Andorra Andorra 2004-05-25 observer
Angola Angola 1996-11-23
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 1995-01-01
Argentina Argentina 1992-03-02 1973-06-30 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
Armenia Armenia 2003-01-31 2003-01-31 1993-12-13 2003-02-05 2005-03-06
Australia Australia 1992-09-30 1974-06-22 1990-10-26 1995-01-01 2007-07-26
Austria Austria 1973-06-09 1982-08-21 1982-08-06 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2005-10-08 2001-09-01 observer 2006-04-11
The Bahamas Bahamas observer
Bahrain Bahrain 2006-01-18 2007-05-01 1995-01-01 2005-12-15
Bangladesh Bangladesh 1995-01-01
Barbados Barbados 1983-09-18 1983-07-29 1995-01-01
Belarus Belarus 2003-05-27 2003-04-17 observer
Belgium Belgium 1999-10-02 1995-01-01 2006-08-30
Belize Belize 1995-01-01
Benin Benin 1996-02-22 2006-04-16
Bhutan Bhutan observer
Bolivia Bolivia 1993-11-24 1995-09-12
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 2009-05-19 2009-05-25 1992-03-06 observer 2009-11-25
Botswana Botswana 1995-05-31 2005-01-27
Brazil Brazil 1965-09-29 1975-11-28 1995-01-01
Brunei Brunei 1995-01-01
Bulgaria Bulgaria 1995-08-31 1995-09-06 1996-12-01 2002-05-20
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 1988-01-14 1988-01-30 1995-06-03 2002-05-20
Burundi Burundi 1995-07-23
Cambodia Cambodia 2004-10-13
Cameroon Cameroon 1995-12-13
Canada Canada 1998-06-04 1995-01-01
Cape Verde Cape Verde 1997-07-03 2008-07-23
Central African Republic Central African Republic 1995-05-31
Chad Chad 1996-10-19
Chile Chile 1974-09-05 1977-03-24 2011-06-08 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
China China 1993-04-30 2001-12-11 2007-06-09
Colombia Colombia 1976-09-17 1994-05-16 1995-04-30 2002-05-20
Comoros Comoros observer
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic Republic 1977-11-29 1997-01-01
Republic of the Congo Congo, Republic 1964-05-18 1997-03-27
Costa Rica Costa Rica 1971-09-09 1982-06-17 1999-06-25 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire 1995-01-01
Croatia Croatia 2000-04-20 2000-04-20 1991-10-08 2000-11-30 2002-05-20
Cuba Cuba 1995-04-20
Cyprus Cyprus 2009-06-17 1995-07-30 2005-12-02
Czech Republic Czech Republic 1993-01-01 1993-01-01 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
Denmark Denmark 1965-09-23 1977-03-24 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
Djibouti Djibouti 1995-05-31
Dominica Dominica 1999-11-09 1995-01-01
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 1987-01-27 1995-03-09 2006-01-10
Ecuador Ecuador 1964-05-18 1974-09-14 1996-01-21 2002-05-20
Egypt Egypt 1995-06-30
El Salvador El Salvador 1979-06-29 1979-02-09 2008-07-22 1995-05-07 2002-05-20
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea observer
Eritrea Eritrea
Ethiopia Ethiopia observer
Estonia Estonia 2000-04-28 2000-05-28 1999-11-13 2010-03-14
Europe European Union 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
Fiji Fiji 1972-04-11 1973-04-18 1996-01-14
Finland Finland 1983-10-21 1973-04-18 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
France France 1987-07-03 1973-04-18 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
Gabon Gabon 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
The Gambia Gambia 1996-10-23
Georgia (country) Georgia 2004-08-14 2000-06-14 2002-05-20
Germany Germany 1966-10-21 1974-05-18 1979-08-25 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
Ghana Ghana 1995-01-01
Greece Greece 1993-01-06 1994-02-09 1991-10-22 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
Grenada Grenada 1996-02-22
Guatemala Guatemala 1977-01-14 1977-02-01 1995-07-21 2003-01-08
Guinea Guinea 1995-10-25 2002-05-25
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 1995-05-31
Haiti Haiti 1996-01-30
Honduras Honduras 1990-02-16 1990-03-06 2008-04-07 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
Hong Kong Hong Kong 1995-01-01 2008-10-01
Hungary Hungary 1995-02-10 1975-05-28 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
Iceland Iceland 1994-06-15 1995-01-01
India India 1975-02-12 1995-01-01
Indonesia Indonesia 1995-01-01 2005-02-15
Iran Iran observer
Iraq Iraq observer
Republic of Ireland Ireland 1979-09-19 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
Israel Israel 2002-12-30 1978-05-01 1995-04-21
Italy Italy 1975-04-08 1977-03-24 1981-07-07 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
Jamaica Jamaica 1994-01-27 1994-01-11 2000-01-12 1995-05-09 2002-06-12
Japan Japan 1989-10-26 1978-10-14 1995-01-01 2002-10-09
Jordan Jordan 2000-04-11 2004-05-24
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2001-08-03 observer 2004-11-12
Kenya Kenya 1976-04-21 1979-08-25 1995-01-01
Kiribati Kiribati
North Korea Korea, Democratic People's Republic
South Korea Korea, Republic 2009-03-18 1987-10-10 2012-03-19[6] 1995-01-01 2009-03-18
Kuwait Kuwait 1995-01-01
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 2003-08-13 2002-10-12 1998-12-20 2002-08-15
Laos Laos observer
Latvia Latvia 1999-08-20 1997-08-23 1999-02-10 2002-05-20
Lebanon Lebanon 1997-08-12 observer
Lesotho Lesotho 1990-01-26 1995-05-31
Liberia Liberia 2005-12-16 observer
Libya Libya observer
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 1999-10-12 1999-10-12 1995-09-01 2007-04-30
Lithuania Lithuania 1999-07-22 2000-01-27 2001-05-31 2002-05-20
Luxembourg Luxembourg 1976-02-25 1976-03-08 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
Macau Macau 1995-01-01
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 1998-03-02 1998-03-02 1991-11-17 2003-04-04 2005-03-20
Madagascar Madagascar 1995-11-17
Malawi Malawi 1995-05-31
Malaysia Malaysia 1995-01-01 2012-12-27
Maldives Maldives 1995-05-31
Mali Mali 1995-05-31 2002-05-20
Malta Malta 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
Mauritania Mauritania 1995-05-31
Mauritius Mauritius 1995-01-01
Mexico Mexico 1964-05-18 1973-12-21 1979-08-25 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia
Moldova Moldova 1995-12-05 2000-07-17 2008-10-28 2001-07-26 2002-05-20
Monaco Monaco 1985-12-06 1974-12-02
Mongolia Mongolia 1997-01-29 2002-10-25
Montenegro Montenegro 2006-06-03 2006-06-03 2006-06-03 2012-04-29 2006-06-03
Morocco Morocco 1983-06-30 1995-01-01 2011-07-20
Mozambique Mozambique 1995-08-26
Burma Myanmar 1995-01-01
Namibia Namibia 1995-01-01
Nauru Nauru
Nepal Nepal 2004-04-23
Netherlands Netherlands 1993-10-07 1993-10-12 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
New Zealand New Zealand 1976-08-13 1995-01-01
Nicaragua Nicaragua 2000-08-10 2000-08-10 1979-08-25 1995-09-03 2003-03-06
Niger Niger 1964-05-18 1996-12-13
Nigeria Nigeria 1993-10-29 1995-01-01
Norway Norway 1978-07-10 1978-08-01 1995-01-01
Oman Oman 2008-03-18 2000-11-09 2005-09-20
Pakistan Pakistan 1995-01-01
Palau Palau
Panama Panama 1983-09-02 1974-06-29 1985-09-25 1997-09-06 2002-05-20
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 1996-06-09
Paraguay Paraguay 1970-02-26 1979-02-13 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
Peru Peru 1985-08-07 1985-08-24 1985-08-07 1995-01-01 2002-07-18
Philippines Philippines 1984-09-25 1995-01-01 2002-10-04
Poland Poland 1997-06-13 1995-07-01 2003-10-21
Portugal Portugal 2002-07-17 1996-03-11 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
Qatar Qatar 1996-01-13 2005-10-28
Romania Romania 1998-10-22 1998-10-01 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
Russia Russian Federation 2003-05-26 1995-03-13 1989-01-20 2012-08-22 2009-02-05
Rwanda Rwanda 2001-07-25 1996-05-22
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 1996-02-21
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 1996-08-17 2001-04-02 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines St. Vincent & Grenadines 1995-01-01 2011-02-12
Samoa Samoa 2012-05-10
San Marino San Marino
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe observer
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 2005-12-11
Senegal Senegal 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
Serbia Serbia 2003-06-10 2003-06-10 1992-04-27 observer 2003-06-13
Seychelles Seychelles observer
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 1995-07-23
Singapore Singapore 2005-04-27 1995-01-01 2005-04-17
Slovakia Slovakia 1993-01-01 1993-01-01 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
Slovenia Slovenia 1996-10-09 1996-10-15 1991-06-25 1995-07-30 2002-05-20
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 1996-07-26
Somalia Somalia
South Africa South Africa 1995-01-01
Spain Spain 1991-11-14 1974-08-24 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1995-01-01
Sudan Sudan observer
Suriname Suriname 1995-01-01
Swaziland Swaziland 1995-01-01
Sweden Sweden 1964-05-18 1973-04-18 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
Switzerland Switzerland 1993-09-24 1993-09-30 1993-09-24 1995-07-01 2008-07-01
Syria Syria 2006-05-13 observer
Taiwan Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) 2002-01-01
Tajikistan Tajikistan 2008-05-19 observer 2011-08-24
Tanzania Tanzania 1995-01-01
Thailand Thailand 1995-01-01
East Timor Timor Leste
Togo Togo 2003-06-10 2003-06-10 2003-06-10 1995-05-31 2003-05-21
Tonga Tonga 2007-07-27
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 1988-10-01 1996-11-01 1995-03-01 2008-11-28
Tunisia Tunisia 1995-03-29
Turkey Turkey 2004-04-08 1995-03-26 2008-11-28
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
Tuvalu Tuvalu
Uganda Uganda 1995-01-01
Ukraine Ukraine 2002-06-12 2000-02-18 2008-05-16 2002-05-20
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 2005-01-14 1996-04-10 2005-06-09
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1964-05-18 1973-04-18 1995-01-01 2010-03-14
United States United States of America 1974-03-10 1985-03-07 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
Uruguay Uruguay 1977-07-04 1983-01-18 1995-01-01 2008-08-28
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan observer
Vanuatu Vanuatu 2012-08-24
Vatican City Vatican City 1977-07-18 observer
Venezuela Venezuela 1996-01-30 1982-11-18 1995-01-01
Vietnam Vietnam 2007-03-01 2005-07-06 2006-01-12 2007-01-11
Yemen Yemen observer
Zambia Zambia 1995-01-01
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 1995-03-05

See also[edit]

International organizations[edit]

References[edit]

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Treaty texts[edit]