Saudi Arabia

Law of King Fahd National Library (promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/9 of 13/5/1410H (December 12, 1989), as amended by Royal Decree No. M/2 of 24/3/1417 (August 9, 1996)

Year of Version:1989
Date of Text (Enacted):December 12, 1989
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Other
Notes:
The Law of King Fahd National Library provides for the conversion of the King Fahd Library into a National Library (Article 1), whose functions include, inter alia, the organization, publication and registration of intellectual productions; the collection of Islamic cultural heritage materials and the creation of bibliography databases (Article 2).

The National Library has a Board of Trusties composed of a President and five members appointed by the King (Article 3). The Board has the authority to take all decisions regarding the library, in particular to propose the rules relating to the management of the legal deposit and copyright (Article 4(1)).

The law enters into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette (Article 12).
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نظام مكتبة الملك فهد الوطنية (الصادر بموجب المرسوم الملكي رقم م/9 المؤرخ 13/5/1410هـ، الموافق 12 ديسمبر 1989)، بصيغته المعدلة في 1996 نظام مكتبة الملك فهد الوطنية (الصادر بموجب المرسوم الملكي رقم م/9 المؤرخ 13/5/1410هـ، الموافق 12 ديسمبر 1989)، بصيغته المعدلة في 1996, Complete document (pdf) [958 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:SA056

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