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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Copyright Law of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Year of current version:2006
Date of entry into force of original text:March 21, 2001
Date of Text (Enacted):March 21, 2001
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:This law was adopted by Decree No.2141 of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly on March 21, 2001 and amended by Decree No. 1532 of the Supreme People’s Assembly on February 1, 2006.

'The property right to a copyrighted work shall be protected from the moment of its publication to the 50th year after the death of its author.' Article 23
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