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Cultural Heritage Protection Act (Act No. 961 of January 10, 1962, as last amended by Act No. 8346 of April 11, 2007)

Year of current version:2007
Date of last amendment:April 11, 2007
Date of Text (Enacted):January 10, 1962
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Notes:
This consolidated version of the Cultural Heritage Protection Act incorporates all the amendments up to 2007.

The purpose of Cultural Heritage Protection Act in Korea is to preserve tangible or intangible Korean cultural heritage.
The Act defines four categories of cultural properties: important tangible cultural properties, important intangible cultural properties, folk cultural properties, and monuments. For specific provisions relating to folklore, see Articles 2(4), 8, 11, 13(6), 35, 77 and 78(1)(2).
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Cultural Heritage Protection Act (Act No. 961 of January 10, 1962, as last amended by Act No. 8346 of April 11, 2007) Cultural Heritage Protection Act (Act No. 961 of January 10, 1962, as last amended by Act No. 8346 of April 11, 2007), Complete document (pdf) [233 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:KR046

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