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Act on Protection of Authors, Composers and Artists Rights of 1970, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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Year of Version
January 12, 1970
Type of Text
Main IP Laws
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Subject Matter (secondary)
Traditional Cultural Expressions,
Enforcement of IP and Related Laws,
IP Regulatory Body
The Copyright Law of Iran (also known as Act for the Protection of Authors, Composers and Artist Rights) is divided into four parts, consisting of 33 articles relating to definitions of authors and works protected by copyright, rights of authors, period of protection of the author’s rights and other legal protections, copyright infringement and punishments.
The Law contains provisions on protection of folklore. Article 2(10) states that original works based on folklore and national heritage of culture and arts are among works protected by copyright law.
Act on Protection of Authors, Composers and Artists Rights of 1970
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