Gayrettepe Mah. Barbaros Bulvarı No:163 / K:6, D:12 Beşiktaş / İSTANBUL

1996 INTERNATIONAL WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)

The Contracting Parties,
Desiring to develop and maintain the protection of the rights of performers and
producers of phonograms in a manner as effective and uniform as possible,
Recognizing the need to introduce new international rules in order to provide adequate
solutions to the questions raised by economic, social, cultural and technological
Recognizing the profound impact of the development and convergence of information
and communication technologies on the production and use of performances and phonograms,
Recognizing 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,
Have agreed as follows:

Chapter I
General Provisions
Article 1
Relation to Other Conventions
(1) Nothing in this Treaty shall derogate from existing obligations that Contracting
Parties have to each other under the International Convention for the Protection of
Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations done in Rome,
October 26, 1961 (hereinafter the “Rome Convention”).
(2) Protection granted under this Treaty shall leave intact and shall in no way affect the
protection of copyright in literary and artistic works. Consequently, no provision of this
Treaty may be interpreted as prejudicing such protection.1
(3) This Treaty shall not have any connection with, nor shall it prejudice any rights and
obligations under, any other treaties.


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