Decree No. 71.180/1940, on the Return of Unpublished Works Deposited for Copyright Purposes

Year of Version:1940
Date of Entry into Force:September 17, 1940
Date of Text (Issued):1940
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), IP Regulatory Body
This Decree implements Article 62 of the Law No. 11.723 of September 28, 1933 on Legal Intellectual Property Regime which relates to the deposit of unpublished works.
According to Article 1 of the Decree, the National Directorate of Copyrights (formely known as the National Intellectual Property Registry) has authority to return the unpublished works deposited in the manner established by Decree 31.964 of 1939, provided that the person who carries out the devolution is the same as the one declared as author in the application of the deposit.

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 September 9, 1940 (B.O. 09/09/40), 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 71.180/40 sobre la Devolución de las Obras Inéditas Depositadas 'en Custodia' Decreto Nº 71.180/40 sobre la Devolución de las Obras Inéditas Depositadas 'en Custodia', Complete document (pdf) [18 KB]

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