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Decree No. 31.964/1939, on the Deposit of Unpublished Works for Copyright Purposes

Year of Version:1939
Date of Entry into Force:June 25, 1939
Date of Text (Issued):1939
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), IP Regulatory Body
This Decree implements the second part of Article 62 of the Law No. 11.723 of September 28, 1933 on Legal Intellectual Property Regime which states that regarding unpublished works, the author or his legal successors may deposit a copy of the document with the depositor’s certified signature with the National Directorate of Copyrights (formely known as the National Intellectual Property Registry).
According to Article 1 of the Decree, the deposit “in custody” of unpublished works referred to in Article 62 of Law 11.723 is carried out in a sealed envelope signed by the depositor.

Article 2 of the Civil Code stipulates: “Laws shall not be binding until after their publication, and as of the stated day. If no day is stated, they shall be binding eight days following their official publication.”
This Decree was published in the Official Gazette on June 17, 1939 (B.O.17/06/39), with no specific date of entry into force; based on Article 2 of the Civil Code it entered into force eight days after its publication.
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Decreto Nº 31.964/39 sobre la Presentación a Depósito en Custodia de las Obras Inéditas Decreto Nº 31.964/39 sobre la Presentación a Depósito en Custodia de las Obras Inéditas, Complete document (pdf) [48 KB]

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