WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)
July 21 12:45 2016

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) was adopted in Geneva on December 20, 1996 including 5 chapters and 33 articles. The treaty emphasizes the need to maintain a balance between the rights of performers and producers of phonograms and the larger public interest, particularly education, research and access to information. The WPPT deals with the rights of two kinds of beneficiaries. The first one is performers (such as actors, singers…); and the second one producers of phonograms (persons or legal entities that take the initiative and have the responsibility for the fixation of sounds). The Treaty grants performers and producers economic rights in their phonograms. WPPT entered into force in 2002.

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