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Law on Software Industry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (approved by Decree No. 533 of June 30, 2004, of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly), Democratic People's Republic of Korea


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Year of Version 2004 Dates Adopted: June 30, 2004 Type of Text IP-related Laws Subject Matter Trademarks, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Other Notes The Law of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Software Industry is divided into 6 chapters: Chapter 1 on Fundamental Principles, Chapter 2 on Production of Software, Chapter 3 on Inspection of Software, Chapter 4 on Distribution of Software, Chapter 5 on Strengthening Physical and Technical Basis of Software Industry, and Chapter 6 on Supervision and Control of Software Industry.

Article 30 states that the trademark, specification and measurement of software must be properly disclosed.
Articles 31 and 32 state that only the designated enterprise may sell the software, and any software, which is without production permission or trademark, under development, or not yet inspected, or whose price is not yet set cannot be sold to others.

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) Korean 조선민주주의인민공화국 쏘프트웨어산업법 (2004년 6월 30일 최고인민회의 상임위원회 정령 제533호로 채택) PDF HTML
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