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Copyright Order 1989 (Order No.13 of 1989)

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Year of current version:1989
Date of entry into force of original text:August 25, 1989
Date of Text (Enacted):August 25, 1989
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
Notes:The Copyright Order of 1989 defines folklore as cultural productions with 'characteristic elements of the traditional artistic heritage developed and maintained over generations by a community or by individuals reflecting the traditional artistic expectations of their community.' Works inspired by expressions of folklore are protected as original works (Article 4(c)).
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