Copyright Act 1998

Year of Version:2009
Date of Text (Enacted):July 16, 1998
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
Notes:Samoa has its own copyright legislation which is not modeled on the laws of the colonial powers and is more appropriate to the cultural context of the country.

For provisions relating to traditional cultural Expressions, see Part I, Art. 2, 3d; Part IV.

Date of entry into force: See Art. 1(2).
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WIPO Lex No.:WS001