The first is spelled out in WCT Notification No. 81: WIPO Copyright Treaty. The title is a bit of a plot-spoiler, since this notification celebrates the deposit by the Government of Canada, on May 13, 2014, of its instrument of ratification of the WIPO Copyright Treaty, which will enter into force, with respect to Canada, on 13 August 2014.
The second, something of a sequel, is recorded in WPPT Notification No. 86: WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, which produces the same effect regarding ratification of the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty. This instrument of ratification has a bit more to it: The said instrument of ratification was accompanied by the following declarations:
- "Pursuant to Article 3(3) of the Treaty, the Government of Canada will not apply the criterion of fixation with regard to exclusive rights of producers of phonograms;Let's hear from our Canadian friends: what's the story?
- "Pursuant to Article 3(3) of the Treaty, the Government of Canada will not apply the criterion of publication with regard to the remuneration right of Article 15(1) of the Treaty; and
- "Pursuant to Article 15(3) of the Treaty, the Government of Canada will not apply Article 15(1) of the Treaty with regard to the retransmission of phonograms".
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