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Copyright Act 2002 (Act No. 12 of 2002, 2020 Revised Edition), Tonga


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Year of Version 2020 Dates Amended: July 30, 2012 Entry into force: September 1, 2008 Assented: March 4, 2004 Type of Text Main IP Laws   Subject Matter Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights) Subject Matter (secondary) Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Traditional Cultural Expressions, IP Regulatory Body Notes This consolidated version of Copyright Act 2002 (Act No. 12 of 2002) takes into account amendments up to the "Miscellaneous Amendments (Name of Government Ministries) Act 2012 (Act No. 5 of 2012)", which entered into force on July 30, 2012. The said consolidated Act was subsequently revised and incorporated into 2020 Revised Edition under Chapter 17.05.

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) Tongan Lao ni ko e Lao ki he Totonu 'o e Hiki Tatau (Lao Fika 12 ‘o e 2002, Tohi Lao Fakatonutonu 2020) PDF English Copyright Act 2002 (Act No. 12 of 2002, 2020 Revised Edition) PDF HTML WTO Notifications Coversheet WTO Notifications Coversheet French Loi de 2002 sur le droit d'auteur (loi n° 12 de 2002, édition révisée 2020) PDF Spanish Ley de derechos de autor de 2002 (Ley N° 12 de 2002, Edición Revisada 2020) PDF English Copyright Act 2002 (Act No. 12 of 2002, 2020 Revised Edition) PDF
Legislation Supersedes (1 text(s)) Supersedes (1 text(s))
Copyright Act (Act No. 12 of 2002)(TO003)
Is amended by (1 text(s)) Is amended by (1 text(s))
Miscellaneous Amendments (Name of Government Ministries) Act 2012 (Act No. 5 of 2012) (TO023)

Historical Versions Repeals (1 text(s)) Repeals (1 text(s))
Copyright Act of 1985 (Act No. 20 of October 15, 1985) (TO002)

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