Croatia

Copyright Law (Consolidated text 1993)

Year of Version:1993
Date of Last Amendment:June 2, 1993
Date of Entry into Force:October 8, 1991
Date of Text (Enacted):June 26, 1991
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, Industrial Designs, Traditional Cultural Expressions
Notes:
The notification by Croatia to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Copyright Law was taken over from the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on June 26, 1991. It came into force on October 8, 1991 and was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia No. 53/1991.
The Law was amended firstly on June 2, 1993 for the purpose of the harmonization with the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia. All the amendments to the law came into force on June 26, 1993 and have been published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia No. 58/1993. These amendments were then incorporated into the consolidated version of the law, which have been published again in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia No. 9/1999.

The Copyright Law regulates:
1. The rights of authors, in particular:
- protected works;
- contents of copyright - the economic and moral rights;
- limitation on copyright;
- transfer of copyright;
- term of copyright protection:
- administration of copyright;
- civil protection of copyright with specified provisional measures that can be ordered in the case of the infringement of the economic rights.
2. The rights of performers, in particular:
- the definition of performers;
- the exclusive rights, duration, transfer and the civil protection of the economic and moral rights of performers with specified provisional measures that can be ordered in the case of the infringement of these rights;
- the rights of foreign performers.
3. The rights of producers of phonograms, in particular:
- the definition of the producer of phonogram;
- the exclusive rights, duration and the civil protection of the rights of producers of phonograms with provisional measures that can be ordered in the case of the infringement of their rights;
- the rights of foreign producers of phonograms;
4. the rights of broadcasting organizations, in particular:
- the definition of the broadcasting;
- the exclusive rights, duration and the civil protection of these rights;
- the rights of foreign broadcasting organization.
5. The supervision over the work of collecting societies for the administration of copyright and related rights.
6. The penal protection of encrypted satellite signals.
7. The misdemeanor protection of authors, performers, producers of phonograms and broadcasting organizations in the case of the infringement of their rights.
8. The provisions on the application in time.'
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:HR001

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