Her Majesty, by virtue of the authority conferred upon Her by section 208(1)(a) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988(1), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered as follows:
1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Performances (Reciprocal Protection) (Convention Countries) Order 1995 and articles 1, 2(a) and 4 shall come into force on 15th December 1995 and articles 2(b) and 3 shall come into force on 1st January 1996.
(2) In this Order—
“the Act” means the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
2. The countries specified in:
(a)Part 1, and
(b)subject to article 3 below, Part 2,
of the Schedule to this Order are designated as enjoying reciprocal protection under Part II of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (rights in performances).
3. In the application of Part II of the Act by virtue of article 2(b) above in relation to those countries specified in Part 2 of the Schedule to this Order, that Part shall apply only to the extent that it confers rights on a performer in respect of:
(a)the making of—
(i)a sound recording directly from a live performance of his;
(ii)a copy of that sound recording; and
(b)the broadcast live, or the inclusion live in a cable programme service, of a performance of his.
4. The Performances (Reciprocal Protection) (Convention Countries) Order 1994(2) is hereby revoked.
N. H. Nicholls,
Clerk of the Privy Council
Denmark (including Greenland and the Faeroe Islands)
France (including all Overseas Departments and Territories)
Ireland, Republic of
(Articles 2(b) and 3)
Antigua and Barbuda
Central African Republic
Korea, Republic of
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
(This note is not part of the Order)
The Performances (Reciprocal Protection) (Convention Countries) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/264) designated certain countries, all parties to the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations (the Rome Convention) (Cmnd. 2425), as enjoying reciprocal protection under Part II of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (rights in performances).
Bulgaria, Hungary, Iceland, Jamaica and Moldova have become parties to the Rome Convention since the making of the 1994 Order. This Order revokes and replaces the 1994 Order to include those countries in the list of designated countries.
The Order also makes provision consequent upon the entry into force for the United Kingdom of the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organisation (Cm. 2556-59, 2561-69, 2571-74) and the more limited reciprocal obligations in respect of rights in performances arising therefrom under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights which are to take effect on 1st January 1996.
1988 c. 48