Ecuador

Law on Books

Year of Version:2006
Date of Entry into Force:May 24, 2006
Date of Text (Enacted):May 10, 2006
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), IP Regulatory Body, Other
Notes:
The notification by Ecuador to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Literary creation and the production, publication and distribution of books, considered key means of strengthening national identity and the socio-educational development of the Ecuadorian people, are protected and declared to be of national interest pursuant to this Law.
This Law also covers accompanying materials in visual, audio or audiovisual form, as well as any other published text marketed together with a book.'
Available Texts: 
Spanish

Ley del Libro Ley del Libro, Complete document (pdf) [52 KB] Ley del Libro, Complete document (htm) [19 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Historical Versions:
WIPO Lex No.:EC058

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