FOR THE PROTECTION OF PERFORMERS,
PRODUCERS OF PHONOGRAMS AND
The Contracting States, moved by the desire to protect the rights of performers, producers of
phonograms, and broadcasting organisations,
Have agreed as follows:
[Safeguard of Copyright Proper*]
Protection granted under this Convention shall leave intact and shall in no way affect the protection of
copyright in literary and artistic works. Consequently, no provision of this Convention may be interpreted as
prejudicing such protection.
[Protection given by the Convention. Definition of National Treatment]
- For the purposes of this Convention, national treatment shall mean the treatment accorded by the
domestic law of the Contracting State in which protection is claimed:
(a) to performers who are its nationals, as regards performances taking place, broadcast, or first fixed,
on its territory;
(b) to producers of phonograms who are its nationals, as regards phonograms first fixed or first
published on its territory;
(c) to broadcasting organisations which have their headquarters on its territory, as regards broadcasts
transmitted from transmitters situated on its territory.
- National treatment shall be subject to the protection specifically guaranteed, and the limitations
specifically provided for, in this Convention.