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Law No. 23 of 1982 on Copyright (as amended up to Law No. 1915 of 2018), Colombia


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Year of Version 2018 Dates Amended up to: July 12, 2018 Entry into force: February 19, 1982 Promulgated: January 28, 1982 Published: January 28, 1982 Type of Text Main IP Laws   Subject Matter Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights) Subject Matter (secondary) Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Traditional Cultural Expressions, IP Regulatory Body Notes This consolidated version of Law No. 23 of January 28, 1982, on Copyright (hereinafter the "consolidated Law No. 23 of 1982") takes into account amendments up to "Law No. 1915 of July 12, 2018, on Amendments to Law No. 23 of January 28, 1982, and Establishing Other Provisions on Copyright and Related Rights", which entered into force on July 12, 2018. The said amending Law No. 1915 introduces amendments to the following provisions of this consolidated Law No. 23 of 1982: - Chapter I, Articles 10 & 11 (amended); - Chapter II, the First Section, Articles 12 & 27 (amended); - Chapter IV, the Second Section, Articles 58 to 71 (deleted); - Chapter XII, Articles 164 (added), 165 & 166 (amended); - Chapter XIII, Article 182, paragraph 2 (added); - Chapter XVIII, Article 243 (deleted).

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) Spanish Ley N° 23 de 1982 sobre Derechos de Autor (modificada por la Ley N° 1915 de 2018) PDF HTML
Legislation Supersedes (2 text(s)) Supersedes (2 text(s))
Law No. 23 of January 28, 1982, on Copyright (as amended up to Law No. 1835 of June 9, 2017)(CO119)
Law No. 23 of January 28, 1982, on Copyright(CO012)
Is amended by (6 text(s)) Is amended by (6 text(s))
Law No. 1450 of June 16, 2011, on the Establishment of the National Development Plan 2010-2014 (as amended up to Decree No. 555 of April 15, 2020) (CO131)
Law No. 1915 of July 12, 2018, on Amendments to Law No. 23 of 1982 and Establishing Other Provisions on Copyright and Related Rights (CO113)
Law No. 1835 of June 9, 2017, on Amendments to Article 98 of Law No. 23 of 1982, on Copyright, and Establishing the Remuneration for the Public Communication of the Authors of Cinematographic Works ('Pepe Sánchez Law') (CO114)
Law No. 1403 of July 19, 2010, on Amendments to Law No. 23 of 1982 on Copyright, and Establishing the Remuneration for the Public Communication of Works for Artists and Performers, and Audiovisual Recordings (“Fanny Mikey Law”) (CO034)
Law No. 719 of December 24, 2001, on Amendments to Laws No. 23 of 1982 and No. 44 of 1993, and Laying Down Other Provisions (CO019)
Law No. 44 of February 5, 1993, on Amendments to Law No. 23 of 1982 and Law No. 29 of 1944 (CO013)
Is implemented by (5 text(s)) Is implemented by (5 text(s))
Decree No. 3942 of October 25, 2010, on Implementation of Law No. 23 of 1982, No. 44 of 1993 and Article 2c of Law No. 232 of 1995, on Collective Management of Copyrights and Related Rights and Other Provisions (CO094)
Resolution No. 303 of November 5, 2010, on the Establishment of the Guidelines for the Registration of Works, Services, Contracts and Other Works at the National Copyright Registry (CO041)
Resolution No. 244 of July 30, 2009, on the Establishment of the Automatic Information System of Registered Works, Phonograms and Contracts in the Administrative Special Unit of the National Copyright Directorate and the Conditions of Use of the Above Mentioned System (CO043)
Presidential Directive No. 1 on the respect to the Copyright and Related Rights (CO101)
Decree No. 1360 of June 23, 1989, on Implementation of the Entry of Software in the National Copyright Register (CO015)


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