Thursday, 14 November 2013

Algeria commits at last to WIPO copyright and performance/phonograms pacts

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has now issued media releases, here and here, to the effect that Algeria has deposited its instruments of accession to both the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty.

The two treaties take effect for Algeria on 31 January 2014.

1 comment:

Dalindyebo Shabalala said...

yes, but is this a good thing? Its not clear that the WCT and WPPT are appropriate for developing countries. For more see my critique of the WCT and WPPT in: D Shabalala “Towards a Digital Agenda for Developing Countries” Research Paper 13 (South Centre, August 2007). Available at: http://www.southcentre.org/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=65&Itemid=67