Things are going a bit slowly for the Beijing Treaty so far. While Article 26 requires the ratification or accession of 30 signatory states, plus a pause of three months, before it comes into force, the Slovak Republic is only the third country to commit itself, along with unlikely bedfellows Botswana and Syria.
The said instrument of accession contains the following declaration: "In accordance with Article 11, paragraph 2 of the Treaty the Slovak Republic declares that it has set conditions in its legislation for the exercise of the right to equitable remuneration." ...
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
What do the Slovaks, the Syrians and the Batswana have in common?
Here's another media release -- this time relating to one of WIPO's recent successes, the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances. According to Beijing Notification No. 3: Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances,