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Decision of the Standing Committee of the NPC of the PRC on Acceding to the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty 2006-12-29

(Adopted at the 25th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 10th NPC of the PRC on December 29, 2006)

It is decided at the 25th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the 10th NPC of the PRC to accede to the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty which were adopted at the diplomatic conference on copyrights and neighboring rights in Geneva, Switzerland on December 20, 1996. And a declaration is made simultaneously as follows:

1. The Government of the PRC is not bound by Paragraph (1), Article 15 of the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty.

2. Before the Government of the People’s Republic of China issues a separate notice, the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty does not apply to Hong Kong SAR and Macao S AR of the P R C.