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Law No. 20.115 of January 23, 1973, on the General Society of Authors of Argentina for Mutual Protection (ARGENTORES)

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Year of current version:1973
Date of entry into force of original text:February 8, 1973
Date of Text (Enacted):January 23, 1973
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), IP Regulatory Body
Notes:
In 1973, Argentina recognized the General Society of Authors of Argentina for Mutual Protection (ARGENTORES) as a collective management organization, which represents Argentine and foreign authors of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works with regards to collection and distribution of royalties. The fees generated in Argentina by foreign authors are collected and distributed only if there is reciprocity of treatment. The organization is placed under the supervision of the National Institute of Mutual Action.

Article 2 of the Civil Code stipulates: “Laws shall not be binding until after their publication, and as of the stated day. If no day is stated, they shall be binding eight days following their official publication.”
This Law was published in the Official Gazette on January 31, 1973 (B.O. 31/01/73), with no specific date of entry into force; based on Article 2 of the Civil Code it entered into force eight days after its publication.
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English

Law No. 20.115 of January 23, 1973, on the General Society of Authors of Argentina for Mutual Protection (ARGENTORES) Law No. 20.115 of January 23, 1973, on the General Society of Authors of Argentina for Mutual Protection (ARGENTORES), Complete document (pdf) [37 KB]

Spanish

Ley N° 20.115 de 23 de enero de 1973 sobre la Sociedad General de Autores de la Argentina de Protección Recíproca (ARGENTORES) Ley N° 20.115 de 23 de enero de 1973 sobre la Sociedad General de Autores de la Argentina de Protección Recíproca (ARGENTORES), Complete document (pdf) [11 KB] Ley N° 20.115 de 23 de enero de 1973 sobre la Sociedad General de Autores de la Argentina de Protección Recíproca (ARGENTORES), Complete document (htm) [5 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:AR022

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