- It came in force on May 20, 2002, and has 96 contracting parties as its members.
- WPPT deals with rights of two kinds of beneficiaries, particularly in the digital environment –
(i) Performers (actors, singers, musicians etc.)
(ii) Producers of Phonograms (Sound recordings).
- The treaty empowers right owners in their negotiations with new digital platforms and distributors.
- It recognizes the moral rights of the performers for the first time & provides exclusive economic rights to them.