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Copyright Act (Act No. 432 of January 28, 1957, as amended up to Act No. 17592 of December 8, 2020), Republic of Korea

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Year of Version 2020 Dates Amended up to: December 8, 2020 Entry into force: January 28, 1957 Promulgated: January 28, 1957 Type of Text Main IP Laws Subject Matter Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), IP Regulatory Body Notes This consolidated version of the Copyright Act takes into account amendments up to Act No. 17592 of December 8, 2020, which entered into force on December 8, 2020. The said amending Act No. 17592 introduced amendments to the following provisions of this consolidated version: - Chapter 7, Article 105; - Chapter 8, Article 113; - Chapter 8-2, Articles 122-3, 122-5 and 122-7

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) Korean 저작권법 [법률 제432호, 1957. 1. 28., 제정, 법률 제17592 호, 2020. 12. 8., 일부개정] PDF English Copyright Act (Act No. 432 of January 28, 1957, as amended up to Act No. 17592 of December 8, 2020) PDF WTO Notifications Coversheet WTO Notifications Coversheet French Loi sur le droit d'auteur (loi n° 432 du 28 janvier 1957, telle que modifiée jusqu'à la loi n° 17592 du 8 décembre 2020) PDF Spanish Ley de 1957 sobre le Derecho de Autor (Ley N° 432 de 28 de enero de 1957, modificada por la Ley N° 17592 de 8 de diciembre de 2020) PDF English Copyright Act (Act No. 432 of January 28, 1957, as amended up to Act No. 17592 of December 8, 2020) PDF
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