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Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms

The Convention obliges the 77 contracting parties to protect phonogram producers from the duplication and/or distribution of their work and guarantees a minimum protection of 20 years. It provides for the obligation of each contracting State to protect a producer of phonograms who is a national of another contracting State against duplication without consent of the producer, against the importation of such duplicates where the making or importation is for the purposes of distribution to the public, and against the distribution of such duplicates to the public. The Protection may be provided as a matter of copyright law, sui generis (related rights) law, unfair competition law or penal law.

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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: Copyrights and related rights
Making body: Contracting Parties
Law Type: International Agreement
Effective Start Date: 18 Jul 1973
Access available: Freely available
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