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Intellectual Property Act, Norway


Act No. 40 of June 15, 2018, on Copyright for Intellectual Property, etc., amended up to September 1, 2021

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Year of Version 2021 Dates Amended up to: September 1, 2021 Entry into force: July 1, 2018 Published: June 15, 2018 Type of Text Main IP Laws   Subject Matter Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights) Subject Matter (secondary) Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Traditional Cultural Expressions Notes This consolidated version of "Act No. 40 of June 15, 2018, on Copyright for Intellectual Property, etc." takes into account amendments up to the following amending Acts:
- Act No. 58 of April 6, 2021 (Act on Collective Management of Copyright etc.), which entered into force on July 1, 2021.
- Act No. 49 of May 28, 2021 (Act on Amendments to the Intellectual Property Act), which entered into force on July 1, 2021, and in its entirety on September 1, 2021.

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) Norwegian Lov-2018-06-15-40 om opphavsrett til åndsverk m.v. (åndsverkloven, endret 01.09.2021) PDF
Legislation Implements (7 text(s)) Implements (7 text(s))
Directive No. 2012/28/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on Certain Permitted Uses of Orphan Works (EU169)
Directive No. 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the Term of Protection of Copyright and Certain Related Rights (codified version) (EU226)
Directive 2010/13/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2010 on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services (Audiovisual Media Services Directive) (EU126)
Directive 2009/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the legal protection of computer programs (Codified version) (EU133)
Directive 2006/115/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property (codified version) (EU071)
Directive 2001/84/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2001 on the resale right for the benefit of the author of an original work of art (EU087)
Directive No. 96/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases (EU005)
Supersedes (2 text(s)) Supersedes (2 text(s))
Act No. 40 of June 15, 2018, on Copyright for Intellectual Property, etc. (NO160)
Copyright Act (Act No. 40 of June 15, 2018, Relating to Copyright in Literary, Scientific and Artistic Works)(NO159)
Is amended by (4 text(s)) Is amended by (4 text(s))
Act No. 49 of May 28, 2021, on Collective Management of Copyright, etc. (NO186)
Act No. 58 of June 4, 2021 (NO185)
Act No. 120 of December 20, 2018 (NO184)
Act No. 120 of December 22, 2018, on Amendments to the Copyright Act, etc. (Portability of Online Content Services, etc.) (NO161)

Historical Versions Repeals (1 text(s)) Repeals (1 text(s))
Copyright Act (Act No. 2 of May 12, 1961, Relating to Copyright in Literary, Scientific and Artistic Works) (consolidated version of 2015) (NO142)

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