Estados Unidos de América
Derecho de autor y derechos conexos
2. Does France apply the "rule of the shorter term" to phonograms and performances from other WTO Members? If so, please explain how you justify such action under TRIPS Article 4.
The Law of 3 July 1985 (Article L-211.4, Intellectual Property Code) fixes the duration of protection for neighbouring rights of performers and producers of phonograms at 50 years. France complies with the provisions of European Directive No. 93/98 of 29 October 1993, which provides for the same duration (Articles 3.1 and 2).