United States of America
Copyright and Related Rights
4. Please explain whether and how Norway provides full retroactive protection to works, phonograms and performances from other WTO Members, as required by TRIPS Articles 9.1, 14.6 and 70.2, each of which incorporate by reference or rely upon Berne Article 18. Please give the date back to which such protection extends with respect to each category of subject matter.
As Norway is party to the Berne Convention, the Norwegian copyright law is consistent with Article 18 of the Berne Convention. The regulations which implement the obligations according various international treaties, to which Norway is party, into the Copyright law, will shortly be made applicable to all WTO Members. The date of application of the TRIPS Agreement for Norway is 1 January 1996, so this will be the fixed date according to Article 70 of the Agreement.