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Cultural Heritage Protection Act (Act No. 961 of January 10, 1962, as amended up to Act No. 10000 of February 4, 2010)

Year of current version:2010
Date of entry into force of original text:January 10, 1962
Date of Text (Enacted):January 10, 1962
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Notes:
This consolidated version of the Cultural Heritage Protection Act incorporates all the amendments up to 2010.

The purpose of Cultural Heritage Protection Act in Korea is to preserve tangible or intangible Korean cultural heritage.
The Act defines four categories of cultural properties: important tangible cultural properties, important intangible cultural properties, folk cultural properties, and monuments. For specific provisions relating to folklore, see Articles 2(1)(4), 26, 29, 31(6), 39(1), 75(1), 76(1)(2), and Article 3 in the “Addenda”.
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