United States of America
Copyright and Related Rights
2. Does Italy apply the "rule of the shorter term" to phonograms and performances from other WTO Members, and if so please explain how this is consistent with the obligations set forth in TRIPS Article 4.
The term of protection of the rights of performers, producers of phonograms, etc. has been extended to 50 years by Law No. 52 of February 1996, Article 17 (amended by Article 9 of D.L. No. 331 of 22 June 1996 which is being converted into law); Law No. 52 has enforced the EEC Directive No. 93/98 (Articles 3, 1 and 2).