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Copyright Act (Act No. 2 of May 12, 1961 relating to Copyright in Literary, Scientific and Artistic Works, as last amended by Act No. 103 of June 19, 2009)

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Year of current version:2009
Date of entry into force of original text:July 1, 1961
Date of Text (Enacted):May 12, 1961
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body
Notes:
The notification by Norway to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Act No. 4 of January 9, 1998 amending Copyright Act in 1998 made necessary amendments due to the implementation of Article 4 of Directive 92/100/EEC on rental rights, lending rights and on certain rights related to copyright into Norwegian Law. The amendments in 1998 to the Copyrights Act of 1961 applied to articles 39m, 42, 54 and 55.
Act No. 19 of 16 April 1999 made necessary amendments due to the implementation of Directive 96/9/EC on the legal protection of databases into Norwegian law. The amendments of 1999 to the Copyrights Act of 1961 applied to articles 12, 21, 39h, 43 and 58.'
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Norwegian

LOV 1961-05-12 nr 02: Lov om opphavsrett til åndsverk m.v. (åndsverkloven) LOV 1961-05-12 nr 02: Lov om opphavsrett til åndsverk m.v. (åndsverkloven), Complete document (pdf) [239 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:NO105

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