Copyright Act, 2004

Year of Version:2004
Date of Entry into Force:April 28, 2004
Date of Text (Enacted):April 5, 2004
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, Trademarks, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK)
The Copyright Act is divided into 7 chapters:
- Chapter I on Preliminary Provisions (Sections 1 to 3);
- Chapter II on Copyright (Sections 4 to 49);
- Chapter III on the Infringement and Enforcement of Copyright (Sections 50 to 55);
- Chapter IV on Administration (Sections 56 to 59);
- Chapter V on Licensing Provisions (Sections 60 to 65);
- Chapter VI on Collecting Society of Gambia (Sections 66 to 86);
- Chapter VII on Miscellaneous Provisions (Sections 87 to 90).

The Copyright Act contains specific provisions on the protection of folklore. It provides for the protection of derivative works produced from expressions of folklore (Section 6(1)); the copyright protection of folklore (Section 8); the perpetual copyright protection of folklore (Section 26); and the offenses related to folklore (Section 55).
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