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Copyright Act, 2000 (Act No. 28 of 2000, as amended up to 2005)

Year of Version:2000
Date of Entry into Force:November 1, 2000
Date of Text (Enacted):July 18, 2000
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
The Copyright Act 2000 No. 28 of 2000 repealed the Copyright Ordinance of 1962 and was last amended on May 18, 2005. According to this Act, copyright registration is voluntary and not obligatory in Bangladesh. The registration establishes evidence of ownership in case of copyright disputes.

This law is consistent with the Berne Convention and TRIPS Agreement. It contains different provisions relating to computer programs and digital media copyrights, database, rental rights, cinema, broadcasting rights, performer’s rights, phonograms rights, etc.
Available Texts: 

কিপরাiট আiন, 2000 কিপরাiট আiন, 2000, Complete document (pdf) [537 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:BD016



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