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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Copyright Law

Year of current version:1970
Date of Text (Enacted):January 12, 1970
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, Traditional Cultural Expressions
The Copyright Law of Iran (also known as Act for the Protection of Authors, Composers and Artist Rights) is divided in four parts, consisting of 33 articles relating to definitions of authors and works protected by copyright, rights of authors, period of protection of the author’s rights and other legal protections, copyright infringement and punishments.
The Law contains provisions on protection of folklore. Article 2(10) states that original works based on folklore and national heritage of culture and arts are among works protected by copyright law.
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Copyright Law Copyright Law, Complete document (pdf) [41 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:IR005

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