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Federal Law No. 40 of 1992 on the Protection of Intellectual Works and copyright

Year of current version:1992
Date of Text (Enacted):September 28, 1992
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Notes:The Federal Law No. 40 of 1992 on the Protection of Intellectual Works and copyright provides for the protection of innovative intellectual works in literature, art and science. This protection include, among others, lectures and speeches, dramatics plays, musical works, pantomime, photography, cinema, television, creative audio visual works, handicraft, paintings and software (Art. 2). The national folklore is also protected and considered as a public property of the state (Art 31).
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Arabic

القانون الاتحادي رقم 40 لسنة 1992 في شأن حماية المصنفات الفكرية وحقوق المؤلف القانون الاتحادي رقم 40 لسنة 1992 في شأن حماية المصنفات الفكرية وحقوق المؤلف, Complete document (pdf) [323 KB]

English

Federal Law No. 40 of 1992 on the Protection of Intellectual Works and copyright Federal Law No. 40 of 1992 on the Protection of Intellectual Works and copyright, Complete document (pdf) [72 KB]

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