Malawi

Copyright Act, 2016 (Act No. 26 of 2016)

Year of Version:2017
Date of Text (Enacted):September 1, 2016
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Traditional Cultural Expressions
Notes:
The Copyright Act, 2016 was passed in the Parliament on July 14, 2016, was assented to by the President on September 1, 2016, and was published in the Malawi Government Gazette on September 2, 2016.

Section I of Part I of the Act states: 'This Act may be cited as the Copyright Act, 2016, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister shall appoint, by notice published in the Gazette.'
The Act entered into force on March 13, 2017, except its Part III, in accordance with Copyright Act (Commencement) Notice (G.N. 21/2017), which was published in the Gazette.
Available Texts: 
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Copyright Act, 2016 (Act No. 26 of 2016) Copyright Act, 2016 (Act No. 26 of 2016), Complete document (pdf) [542 KB] Copyright Act, 2016 (Act No. 26 of 2016), Complete document (htm) [191 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Historical Versions:
WIPO Lex No.:MW031

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