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Syria Issues New Copyright and Related Rights Law

22-Sep-2013 | Source : | Visits : 7872
DAMASCUS – Pursuant to the Presidential Decree No. 62/2013 of September 16, 2013, a new Copyright and Related Right Law was issued in Syria annulling the former Law No. 12/2001.

The Implementing Regulations of the new law will be issued soon by the Minister of Culture in coordination with Minister of Communication and Technology.

According to a press release by Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property, the sections of the Law cover a wide scope of copyrights and related rights and the means of protection of copyrights and neighboring rights including books, essays and other written works, computer programs and applications, lectures, dramatic works, music compositions and others.

The new law will be published in the official gazette and enter into force six months after the publication.



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