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Copyright Act (amended up to Act No. 19597 of August 8, 2023), Republic of Korea

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Year of Version 2023 Dates Amended up to: August 8, 2023 Entry into force: January 28, 1957 Promulgated: January 28, 1957 Type of Text Main IP Laws   Subject Matter Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights) Subject Matter (secondary) Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) Korean 저작권법 (법률 제19597호, 2023. 8. 8., 일부개정) PDF
Related Legislation Supersedes (11 text(s)) Supersedes (11 text(s))
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Copyright Act (Act No. 432 of January 28, 1957, as amended up to Act No. 16933 of February 4, 2020) (KR299)
Copyright Act (Act No. 432 of January 28, 1957, as amended up to Act No. 17592 of December 8, 2020) (KR300)
Copyright Act (Act No. 432 of January 28, 1957, as amended up to Act No. 15823 of October 16, 2018) (KR282)
Copyright Act (Act No. 432 of January 28, 1957, as amended up to Act No. 14634 of March 21, 2017)(KR254)
Copyright Act (Act No. 432 of January 28, 1957, as amended up to Act No. 12137 of December 30, 2013)(KR219)
Copyright Act (Act No. 432 of January 28, 1957, as amended up to Act No. 11903 of July 16, 2013)(KR135)
Copyright Act (Act No. 432 of January 28, 1957, as amended up to Act No. 11110 of December 2, 2011)(KR103)
Copyright Act (Act No. 432 of January 28, 1957, as amended up to Act No. 9625 of April 22, 2009)(KR069)
Copyright Act (Act No. 432 of January 28, 1957, as amended up to Act No. 8101 of December 28, 2006)(KR058)
Copyright Act (Act No. 432 of January 28, 1957, as amended up to Act No. 5015 of December 6, 1995)(KR001)
Is implemented by (2 text(s)) Is implemented by (2 text(s))
Enforcement Decree of the Copyright Act (Presidential Decree No. 1482 of April 22, 1959, as amended up to Presidential Decree No. 30898 of August 4, 2020) (KR297)
Enforcement Rule of the Copyright Act (Ordinance No. 94, July 1, 1987, of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, as amended up to Ordinance No. 274 October 8, 2016, of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism) (KR264)

Historical Versions Repeals (1 text(s)) Repeals (1 text(s))
Computer Programs Protection Act (Act No. 3920 of December 31, 1986, as amended up to Act No. 5605 of December 30, 1998) (KR003)


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