The Japanese Copyright Law provides protection for works, phonograms, performances and broadcasting from other WTO Members. In concrete terms, Articles 6, 7, 8 and 9 respectively provides protection for the works, performances, phonograms and broadcasting which are granted protection under the Japanese Copyright Law. All these provisions cover the works, phonograms, performances and broadcasting from other WTO Members.
This protection is provided on the basis of the principle of national treatment required by Articles 3 and 9.1 (incorporating Berne Article 5(1)) of the TRIPS Agreement. Namely, as to works, the Japanese Copyright Law grants to works from other WTO Members all the rights stipulated in the Japanese Copyright Law for Japanese works. As to performers, producers of phonograms and broadcasting organizations, the Japanese Copyright Law grants to performers, producers of phonograms and broadcasting organizations of other WTO Members all the rights stipulated in the TRIPS Agreement in accordance with its Article 3, which provides that "this obligation (national treatment) only applies in respect of the rights provided under this Agreement".
The "right to compensation for private recording" stipulated in Articles 30(2) and 104bis of the Japanese Copyright Law is granted to all right owners protected under the Japanese Copyright Law including those in other WTO Members. This legislation does not discriminate between Japanese and foreign right owners, and therefore it does not pose any problem in the light of the principle of national treatment.