List of parties to international copyright treaties

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Below is a list of countries which have signed and ratified one or more international copyright treaties. Related rights protect performers, producers of sound recordings (phonograms) and broadcasting organisations. In some countries these rights are known simply as copyright, while other countries distinguish them from authors' rights: in either case, their international protection is distinct from the protection of literary and artistic works under the Berne Convention and other treaties.

Berne Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, Berne, 1886-09-09, came into force 1887-12-05 [1]
UCC Geneva Universal Copyright Convention, Geneva Act, 1952-09-06, came into force 1955-09-16 [2]
UCC Paris Universal Copyright Convention, Paris Act, 1971-07-24, came into force 1974-07-10 [3]
TRIPS Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Marrakech, 1994-04-15, came into force 1995-01-01 [4]
WCT WIPO Copyright Treaty, Geneva, 1996-12-20, came into force 2002-03-05 [5]

The list below was taken from details supplied by WIPO, UNESCO and the WTO (see references): they are correct as of 2005-12-11 (2000-01-01 for the Universal Copyright Convention), and include some accessions after that date. Dates quoted are the date on which the treaty came into effect for a given country.

Country Berne UCC Geneva UCC Paris TRIPS WCT
Afghanistan observer
Albania 1994-03-06 2000-09-08 2005-08-06
Algeria 1998-04-19 1973-08-28 1974-07-10 observer
Andorra 2004-06-02 1955-09-16 observer
Angola 1996-11-23
Antigua and Barbuda 2000-03-17 1995-01-01
Argentina 1967-06-10 1958-12-13 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
Armenia 2000-10-19 2003-02-05
Australia 1928-04-14 1969-05-01 1978-02-29 1995-01-01
Austria 1920-10-01 1957-07-02 1982-08-14 1995-01-01 signed
Azerbaijan 1999-06-04 1973-05-27 observer 2006-04-11
Bahamas 1973-07-10 1976-10-13 1976-12-27 observer
Bahrain 1997-03-02 1995-01-01 2005-12-15
Bangladesh 1999-05-04 1975-08-05 1975-08-05 1995-01-01
Barbados 1983-07-30 1983-06-18 1983-06-18 1995-01-01
Belarus 1997-12-12 1973-05-27 observer 2002-03-06
Belgium 1887-12-05 1960-08-31 1995-01-01 2006-08-30
Belize 2000-06-17 1983-03-01 1995-01-01
Benin 1961-01-03 1996-02-22 2006-04-16
Bhutan 2004-11-25 observer
Bolivia 1993-11-04 1990-03-22 1990-03-22 1995-09-12 signed
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1930-06-17 1966-05-11 1974-07-10 observer
Botswana 1998-04-15 1995-05-31 2005-01-27
Brazil 1922-02-09 1960-01-13 1975-12-11 1995-01-01
Brunei 2006-08-30 1995-01-01
Bulgaria 1921-12-05 1975-06-07 1975-06-07 1996-12-01 2002-03-06
Burkina Faso 1963-08-19 1995-06-03 2002-03-06
Burundi 1995-07-23
Cambodia 1955-09-16 2004-10-13
Cameroon 1964-09-21 1973-05-01 1974-07-10 1995-12-13
Canada 1928-04-10 1962-08-10 1995-01-01 signed
Cape Verde 1997-07-07 observer
Central African Republic 1977-09-03 1995-05-31
Chad 1971-11-25 1996-10-19
Chile 1970-06-05 1955-09-16 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
China 1992-10-15 1992-10-30 1992-10-30 2001-12-11
Colombia 1988-03-07 1976-06-18 1976-06-18 1995-04-30 2002-03-06
Comoros 2005-04-17
Congo, Democratic Republic 1963-10-08 1997-01-01
Congo, Republic 1962-05-08 1997-03-27
Costa Rica 1978-06-10 1955-09-16 1980-03-07 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
Cote d'Ivoire 1962-01-01 1995-01-01
Croatia 1930-06-17 1966-05-11 1974-07-10 2000-11-30 2002-03-06
Cuba 1997-02-20 1957-06-18 1995-04-20
Cyprus 1964-02-24 1990-12-19 1990-12-19 1995-07-30 2003-11-04
Czech Republic 1993-01-01 1960-01-06 1980-04-17 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
Denmark 1903-07-01 1962-02-09 1979-07-11 1995-01-01 signed
Djibouti 2002-05-13 1995-05-31
Dominica 1999-08-07 1995-01-01
Dominican Republic 1997-12-24 1983-05-08 1982-05-08 1995-03-09 2006-01-12
Ecuador 1991-10-09 1957-05-03 1991-09-06 1996-01-21 2002-03-06
Egypt 1977-06-07 1995-06-30
El Salvador 1994-02-19 1979-03-29 1979-03-29 1995-05-07 2002-03-06
Equatorial Guinea 1997-06-26 observer
Eritrea
Ethiopia observer
Estonia 1994-10-26 1999-11-13 signed
European Union 1995-01-01 signed
Fiji 1971-12-01 1972-03-13 1996-01-14
Finland 1928-04-01 1963-04-16 1986-11-01 1995-01-01 signed
France 1887-12-05 1956-01-14 1972-12-11 1995-01-01 signed
Gabon 1962-03-26 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
Gambia 1993-03-07 1996-10-23
Georgia 1995-05-16 2000-06-14 2002-03-06
Germany 1887-12-05 1955-09-16 1974-01-18 1995-01-01 signed
Ghana 1991-10-11 1962-08-22 1995-01-01 2006-11-18
Greece 1920-11-09 1963-08-24 1995-01-01 signed
Grenada 1998-09-22 1996-02-22
Guatemala 1997-07-28 1964-10-28 1995-07-21 2003-02-04
Guinea 1980-11-20 1981-11-13 1981-11-13 1995-10-25 2002-05-25
Guinea-Bissau 1991-07-22 1995-05-31
Haiti 1996-01-11 1955-09-16 1996-01-30
Honduras 1990-01-25 1995-01-01 2002-05-20
Hong Kong 1997-07-01 1997-09-30 1997-09-30 1995-01-01
Hungary 1922-02-14 1971-01-23 1974-07-10 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
Iceland 1947-09-07 1956-12-18 1995-01-01
India 1928-04-01 1958-01-21 1988-04-07 1995-01-01
Indonesia 1997-09-05 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
Iran observer
Iraq observer
Ireland 1927-10-05 1959-01-20 1995-01-01 signed
Israel 1950-03-24 1955-09-16 1995-04-21 signed
Italy 1887-12-05 1957-01-24 1980-01-25 1995-01-01 signed
Jamaica 1994-01-01 1995-05-09 2002-06-12
Japan 1899-07-15 1955-09-16 1977-10-21 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
Jordan 1999-07-28 2000-04-11 2004-04-27
Kazakhstan 1999-04-12 1973-05-27 observer 2004-11-12
Kenya 1993-06-11 1966-09-07 1974-07-10 1995-01-01 signed
Kiribati
Korea, Democratic People's Republic 2003-04-28
Korea, Republic 1996-08-21 1987-10-01 1987-10-01 1995-01-01 2004-06-24
Kuwait 1995-01-01
Kyrgyzstan 1999-07-08 1998-12-20 2002-03-06
Laos 1955-09-16 observer
Latvia 1995-08-11 1999-02-10 2002-03-06
Lebanon 1947-09-30 1959-10-17 observer
Lesotho 1989-09-28 1995-05-31
Liberia 1989-03-08 1956-07-27
Libya 1976-09-28 observer
Liechtenstein 1931-07-30 1959-01-22 1999-11-11 1995-09-01
Lithuania 1994-12-14 2001-05-31 2002-03-06
Luxembourg 1888-06-20 1955-10-15 1995-01-01 signed
Macau 1999-12-20 1995-01-01
Macedonia 1930-06-17 1966-05-11 1974-07-10 2003-04-04 2004-02-04
Madagascar 1966-01-01 1995-11-17
Malawi 1991-10-12 1965-10-26 1995-05-31
Malaysia 1990-10-01 1995-01-01
Maldives 1995-05-31
Mali 1962-03-19 1995-05-31 2002-04-24
Malta 1964-09-21 1968-11-19 1995-01-01
Mauritania 1973-02-06 1995-05-31
Mauritius 1989-05-10 1970-11-20 1995-01-01
Mexico 1967-06-11 1957-05-12 1975-10-31 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
Micronesia 2003-10-07
Moldova 1995-11-02 1973-05-27 2001-07-26 2002-03-06
Monaco 1989-05-30 1955-09-16 1974-12-13 signed
Mongolia 1998-03-12 1997-01-29 2002-10-25
Montenegro see Serbia and Montenegro
Morocco 1917-06-16 1972-05-08 1976-01-28 1995-01-01
Mozambique 1995-08-26
Myanmar 1995-01-01
Namibia 1990-03-21 1995-01-01 signed
Nauru
Nepal 2006-01-11 2004-04-23
Netherlands 1912-11-01 1967-06-22 1985-11-30 1995-01-01 signed
New Zealand 1928-04-24 1964-09-11 1995-01-01
Nicaragua 2000-08-23 1961-08-16 1995-09-03 2003-03-06
Niger 1962-05-02 1989-05-15 1989-05-15 1996-12-13
Nigeria 1993-09-14 1962-02-14 1995-01-01 signed
Norway 1896-04-13 1963-01-23 1974-08-07 1995-01-01
Oman 1999-07-14 2000-11-09 2005-09-20
Pakistan 1948-07-05 1955-09-16 1995-01-01
Palau
Panama 1996-06-08 1962-10-17 1980-09-03 1997-09-06 2002-03-06
Papua New Guinea 1996-06-09
Paraguay 1992-01-02 1962-03-11 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
Peru 1988-08-20 1963-10-16 1985-07-22 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
Philippines 1951-08-01 1955-11-19 1995-01-01 2002-10-04
Poland 1920-01-28 1977-03-09 1977-03-09 1995-07-01 2004-03-24
Portugal 1911-03-29 1956-12-25 1981-07-30 1995-01-01 signed
Qatar 2000-07-05 1996-01-13 2005-10-28
Romania 1927-01-01 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
Russian Federation 1995-03-13 1973-05-27 1994-12-09 observer
Rwanda 1984-03-01 1989-11-10 1989-11-10 1996-05-22
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1995-04-09 1996-02-21
Saint Lucia 1993-08-24 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
St. Vincent & Grenadines 1995-08-29 1985-04-22 1985-04-22 1995-01-01
Samoa 2006-07-21 observer
San Marino
Sao Tomé and Principe observer
Saudi Arabia 2004-03-11 1994-07-13 1994-07-13 2005-12-11
Senegal 1962-08-25 1974-07-09 1974-07-09 1995-01-01 2002-05-18
Serbia 1930-06-17 1966-05-11 1974-07-10 observers 2003-06-13
Seychelles observer
Sierra Leone 1995-07-23
Singapore 1998-12-21 1995-01-01 2005-04-17
Slovakia 1993-01-01 1960-01-06 1980-04-17 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
Slovenia 1930-06-17 1966-05-11 1974-07-10 1995-07-30 2002-03-06
Solomon Islands 1996-07-26
Somalia
South Africa 1928-10-03 1995-01-01 signed
Spain 1887-12-05 1955-01-27 1974-07-10 1995-01-01 signed
Sri Lanka 1959-07-20 1984-01-25 1984-01-25 1995-01-01
Sudan 2000-12-28 observer
Suriname 1977-02-23 1995-01-01
Swaziland 1998-12-14 1995-01-01
Sweden 1904-08-01 1961-07-01 1974-07-10 1995-01-01 signed
Switzerland 1887-12-05 1956-03-30 1993-09-21 1995-07-01 signed
Syria 2004-06-11
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) 2002-01-01
Tajikistan 2000-03-09 1973-05-27 observer
Tanzania 1995-01-01
Thailand 1931-07-17 1995-01-01
Timor Leste see Indonesia
Togo 1975-04-30 1995-05-31 2003-05-21
Tonga 2001-06-14 observer
Trinidad and Tobago 1988-08-16 1988-08-19 1988-08-19 1995-03-01
Tunisia 1887-12-05 1969-06-19 1975-06-10 1995-03-29
Turkey 1952-01-01 1995-03-26
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda 1995-01-01
Ukraine 1995-10-25 1973-05-27 observer 2002-03-06
United Arab Emirates 2004-07-14 1996-04-10 2004-07-14
United Kingdom 1887-12-05 1957-09-27 1974-07-10 1995-01-01 signed
United States of America 1989-03-01 1955-09-16 1974-07-10 1995-01-01 2002-03-06
Uruguay 1967-07-10 1993-04-12 1993-04-12 1995-01-01 signed
Uzbekistan 2005-04-19 observer
Vanuatu observer
Vatican City 1935-09-12 1955-10-05 1980-05-06 observer
Venezuela 1982-12-30 1966-09-30 1996-04-11 1995-01-01 signed
Vietnam 2004-10-26 observer
Yemen observer
Zambia 1992-01-02 1965-06-01 1995-01-01
Zimbabwe 1980-04-18 1995-03-05

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