The member States of the Council of Europe, signatory hereto,
Considering the desirability of extending the duration of the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts and the Protocol to this Agreement for the benefit of States which are not yet Parties to the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations, signed in Rome on 26 October 1961,
Have agreed as follows:
Paragraph 2 of Article 3 of the Protocol to the Agreement is substituted by the following:
"2. Nevertheless, as from 1 January 1985, no State may remain or become a Party to this Agreement unless it is also a Party to the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations, signed in Rome on 26 October 1961."
- The States signatory to the Agreement and the Protocol thereto may become Parties to this Additional Protocol in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 7 of the Agreement.
- The States having acceded to the Agreement and to the Protocol may become Parties to this Additional Protocol by the deposit of an instrument of accession with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
- This Additional Protocol shall enter into force one month after the date on which all the Parties to the Agreement and the Protocol have signed this Additional Protocol without reservation in respect of ratification, or have deposited their instrument of ratification or accession in conformity with the provisions of Article 2.
- After the date of entry into force of this Additional Protocol, no State may become a Party to the Agreement and the Protocol without becoming also a Party to this Additional Protocol.
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall notify member States of the Council, other Contracting Parties to the Agreement and the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation of any signature of this Additional Protocol, together with any reservations as to ratification, and of the deposit of any instrument of ratification of the Additional Protocol or of accession to it, and of the date referred to in paragraph 1 of Article 3 of this Additional Protocol.
In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorised thereto, have signed this Additional Protocol.
Done at Strasbourg, this 14th day of January 1974, in the English and French languages, both texts being equally authoritative, in a single copy which shall remain deposited in the archives of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall transmit certified copies to each of the signatory and acceding States.
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