Estados Unidos de América
Derecho de autor y derechos conexos
2. Does Ireland 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.
S.I. No. 158 of 1995 European Communities (Term of Protection of Copyright) Regulations 1995 provides for 50 years protection for phonograms in line with the contents of Council Directive 93/98/EEC harmonizing the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights. The Performers Protection Act 1968 prevents the making of unauthorized records, films and broadcasts of performances. Section 43 of the Copyright Act 1963 confers power on the Irish Government to extend benefit of this Act to other countries. Section 12 of the Performers Protection Act 1968 provides similar powers in respect of performances. Irish law provides protection, inter alia, for phonograms from other WTO Members in the Copyright (Foreign Countries) Order 1996 S.I. No. 36 of 1996 and provides protection for performances in the Performers' Protection (Foreign Countries) (Amendment) Order 1996 S.I. No. 39 of 1996. These Orders extend copyright protection to countries which have ratified or acceded to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization Done at Marrakesh on 15th day of April 1994.