National Copyright Legislation

 

AFRICA

1. Burkina Faso

Law n° 032/99/AN (22 December 1999) on the Protection of Literary and Artistic Property

www.bbda.bf; under the section "Textes de référence"

2. Cameroon
3. Ivory Coast
http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/fr/results.jsp?countries=CI&cat_id=11
Law of de 1996 on literary and artistic property
4. Mauritius

Copyright Act 2014 of Mauritius

http://culture.gov.mu/English/Documents/legislations/The Copyright Act 2014.pdf

5. Nigeria

Nigeria Copyright Act 2001

 

ASIA

1. Philippines

Philippine Copyright Law. (Main Law Republic Act 8293 or the Intellectual Property Code where the law on copyright is found in Part IV)

http://www.ipophil.gov.ph/images/IPResources/IPCodePartIV.pdf

The recent legislation is Republic Act 10372 which amended the law on copyright.

http://www.ipophil.gov.ph/images/IPResources/ra.10372_v2.pdf

All Philippine IP laws and implementing rules/regulations

2. Japan

Copyright Law of Japan.
Original Japanese Version: http://law.e-gov.go.jp/htmldata/S45/S45HO048.html
English Version: http://www.cric.or.jp/english/clj/doc/20130819_July,2013_Copyright_Law_of_Japan.pdf

Agency for Cultural Affairs (Japanese authority for Copyright issues)
In Japanese
http://www.bunka.go.jp/chosakuken/index.html
In English
http://www.bunka.go.jp/english/index.html

 

3. South Korea

In Korean

http://www.law.go.kr/lsSc.do?menuId=0&subMenu=1&query=%EC%A0%80%EC%9E%91%EA%B6%8C%EB%B2%95#liBgcolor0

English

 

EUROPE

1. Andorra

Copyright legislation in Catalan.

2. Armenia

http://www.aipa.am/en/CopyrightLaw/

3. Belgium

The Belgian copyright law of 30 June 1994 has recently been revoked and replaced by Chapter 11 of the Code of Economic Law, which (mainly) entered into force on January 1st, 2015.

An unofficial Dutch  and French  coordination of the relevant provisions of the new Code has been made by the Belgian CMOs deAuteurs (Dutch language) and Assucopie (French language), both members of Reprobel.

However, the provisions of the Code pertaining to reprography (XI. 190 and XI.235-239) will only enter into force on January 1st, 2016. At present, one still has to consult the relevant articles of the 1994 legislation in the field of reprographic reproductions (i.e. art. 22, § 1, 4° and 4°bis, and 59-61 L. 30 June 1994):
http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/cgi_loi/change_lg.pl?language=fr&la=F&cn=1994063035&table_name=loi
http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/cgi_loi/change_lg.pl?language=nl&la=N&cn=1994063035&table_name=wet

4. Czech Republic

Czech version of copyright act (first document)

http://www.mkcr.cz/cz/autorske-pravo/zakon/predpisy-zakonu-7611/

English version (first document)

5. Denmark

Danish Copyright Act in Danish:

https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=129901

Danish Copyright act in English:

http://kum.dk/uploads/tx_templavoila/Lovbekendtgorelse%20af%20ophavsretsloven%202010%20engelsk.pdf

6. Finland

Here you can find the Finnish Copyright Act in Finnish:

http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/smur/1961/19610404

Here you can find the Finnish Copyright Act in English:

http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Tekijaenoikeus/lait_ja_saeaedoekset/?lang=en

And direct link to the Finnish Copyright Act in English:

http://www.finlex.fi/en/laki/kaannokset/1961/en19610404.pdf

7. France

Intellectual property Code, which you will find on the link below:

http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichCode.do?cidTexte=LEGITEXT000006069414

Specific article that treats of the compulsory collective management scheme for reprographic reproduction:

http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichCodeArticle.do?idArticle=LEGIARTI000006278933&cidTexte=LEGITEXT000006069414

Article that lists the exceptions to the exclusive authors rights, including the pedagogical exception:

8. Germany

Act on Copyright and Related Rights (Copyright Act)

http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/urhg/index.html

http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/englisch_urhg/index.html (in English)

9. Greece

Site of the Hellenic Copyright Organization
http://www.opi.gr/index.php/2013-10-12-11-34-39/2013-10-12-11-35-22
http://www.opi.gr/index.php/2013-10-12-11-34-39/2013-10-12-11-35-54
http://www.opi.gr/index.php/2013-10-12-11-34-39/2013-10-12-11-36-27

http://www.opi.gr/index.php/2013-10-12-11-34-39/2013-10-12-11-36-54
http://www.opi.gr/index.php/2013-10-12-11-34-39/2013-10-12-11-37-24


Same in EN in corresponding order as above

http://www.opi.gr/index.php/en/national-legislation/laws
http://www.opi.gr/index.php/en/national-legislation/presidential-decrees
http://www.opi.gr/index.php/en/national-legislation/ministerial-orders
http://www.opi.gr/index.php/en/national-legislation/circulars

10. Hungary

Hungarian Copyright Act LXXVI of 1999 in Hungarian (Szerzői Jogi Törvény)

http://www.sztnh.gov.hu/jogforras/Szjt.pdf

Hungarian Copyright Act LXXVI of 1999 in English

11. Iceland

Copyright legislation (in icelandic)

http://www.althingi.is/lagas/126b/1972073.html

The english version

http://eng.menntamalaraduneyti.is/media/MRN-pdf/he-Copyright-Act.pdf

12. Ireland

Copyright & Related Rights Act, 2000

13. Luxembourg

http://www.luxorr.lu/files/abisz/abisz-89145/fr/droits-d-auteur-au-luxembourg-recueil-de-textes.pdf?cb=20140619092555

14. Netherlands

Dutch Copyright Act (in Dutch) from the official government website: http://wetten.overheid.nl/BWBR0001886/geldigheidsdatum_29-08-2014

English translation of the Dutch Copyright Act, and more translated Dutch copyright legislation, can be found here: http://www.ivir.nl/legislation/overview.html

15. Norway

In Norwegian

http://www.kopinor.no/kopiering-og-opphavsrett/opphavsrett

Link to the copyright act itself (link from above page);

http://lovdata.no/dokument/NL/lov/1961-05-12-2

In English

http://www.kopinor.no/en/copyright/copyright-act

 

16. Poland

Polish Copyright Act

Polish version: http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=224436

English version: http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=129378

And French: http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=129380

Links to the Polish Copyright Law (Law No. 83 of February 4, 1994 on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (as last amended on October 21, 2010)):

1) in Polish, in .pdf format  – on the official website of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Ustawa z dnia 4 lutego 1994 r. o prawie autorskim i prawach pokrewnych), along with all the Minister’s regulations adopted pursuant to the Law:

http://www.prawoautorskie.gov.pl/pages/strona-glowna/obowiazujace-prawo/prawo-autorskie/przepisy-krajowe.php

2) in English and in French, in .pdf format – on the WIPO website:

17. Portugal

Copyright legislation

Law 62/98

https://dre.pt/util/getpdf.asp?s=dip&serie=1&iddr=1998.201A&iddip=19982603

Law 50/2004

18. Romania

Copyright Law no. 8/1996

http://www.orda.ro/default.aspx?pagina=650
The first link is to the text of the law in Romanian, while the second link from the top contains the English translation.

19. Russia

Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property website (Copyright legislation): http://www.rupto.ru/norm_doc/sod/kodeks/gk/gk_index.html

Russian Civil Code part 4

http://www.copyright.ru/ru/library/zakonodatelstvo/russian_civil_code_4_part/

• CHAPTER 69 GENERAL PROVISIONS

http://www.copyright.ru/ru/library/zakonodatelstvo/russian_civil_code_4_part/chapter_69_general_provis/

•   CHAPTER 70 COPYRIGHT

http://www.copyright.ru/ru/library/zakonodatelstvo/russian_civil_code_4_part/chapter_70_Copyright/

•   CHAPTER 71 RELATED RIGHTS

http://www.copyright.ru/ru/library/zakonodatelstvo/russian_civil_code_4_part/chapter_71_related_rights/

•   CHAPTER 72 PATENT LAW

http://www.copyright.ru/ru/library/zakonodatelstvo/russian_civil_code_4_part/chapter_72_patent_law/

•   CHAPTER 73 THE RIGHT TO A SELECTION ATTAINMENT

http://www.copyright.ru/ru/library/zakonodatelstvo/russian_civil_code_4_part/chapter_73_right_selection_attainment/

•   CHAPTER 74 RIGHT TO TOPOGRAPHIES (LAYOUT-DESIGNS) OF INTEGRATED

CIRCUITS

20. Serbia

Serbian copyright legislation:

21. Slovakia

Zákon č. 618/2003 Z.z. o autorskom práve a právach súvisiacich s autorským právom (autorský zákon) and in English translation - Act no 618/2003 Coll. on copyright and rights related to copyright (Copyright Act).
http://www.culture.gov.sk/ministerstvo/legislativa/pravne-predpisy-v-oblasti-kultury-19b.html

After opening the above link you have to click to the following part to open the relevant legislation:

Autorské právo a práva súvisiace s autorským právom

Zákon č. 618/2003 Z. z. o autorskom práve a právach súvisiacich s autorským právom (autorský zákon) v znení neskorších predpisov(pdf, 241 kB)

Slovak http://www.zakonypreludi.sk/zz/2003-618

English can be found under Copyright and rights related to copyright http://www.culture.gov.sk/legislation-1ce.html.

22. Spain

English translation of the current Spanish Intellectual Property Act: http://www.mjusticia.gob.es/cs/Satellite/1292426984404?blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadervalue1=attachment%3B+filename%3DThe_Intellectual_Property_Act_%28Ley_de_Propiedad_Intelectual%29.PDF

Current Spanish version: https://www.boe.es/buscar/act.php?id=BOE-A-1996-8930

On February 14th, the Spanish Government approved a bill to amend the law of intellectual property. The bill is currently in its parliamentary phase. You can find the last draft here http://www.senado.es/legis10/publicaciones/pdf/senado/bocg/BOCG_D_10_388_2650.PDF (amendments are pending).

23. Sweden

http://www.notisum.se/rnp/sls/lag/19600729.htm

24. Switzerland

German version

http://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classified-compilation/19920251/201101010000/231.1.pdf

French version

http://www.admin.ch/opc/fr/classified-compilation/19920251/201101010000/231.1.pdf

Italian version

http://www.admin.ch/opc/it/classified-compilation/19920251/201101010000/231.1.pdf

English version

25. Turkey

Turkish copyright law (Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works – LoIAW);

Official Turkish version http://www.telifhaklari.gov.tr/kaynaklar/bolum_dosyalar/2012_04_20_33791.pdf

YAYBIR website

http://www.yaybir.org.tr/kanunlar/5846-sayili-fikir-ve-sanat-eserleri-kanunu/403

In English

26. United Kingdom

UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/cdpact1988.pdf

The 2014 amendments can be found here:

 

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

27. Argentina

Law 11723

http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/40000-44999/42755/texact.htm

Law 25446

http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/65000-69999/68006/norma.htm

Decree 41233/34 Regulatory Law 11723

www.cerlalc.org/derechoenlinea/dar/leyes_reglamentos/Argentina/Decreto_41 233.htm

Decree Law 1224/58 National Arts Fund. Paying Public Domain

28. Brazil

Copyright Law – Law 9.610, 19/02/1998
https://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/leis/l9610.htm

Software Law – Law 9.609, 19/02/1998

https://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/leis/l9609.htm

Public actions concerning the book in Brazil – Lei 10.753, 25/10/2003

https://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/Leis/2003/L10.753.htm

29.Colombia

http://www.derechodeautor.gov.co/home.

Legislation on authors and copyright is available under the section "Normatividad y jurisprudencia".

http://www.derechodeautor.gov.co/documents/10181/187670/Decreto+1070+DE+2008.pdf/4040b21a-72ab-4d81-82af-a21e1a76c540

30. Jamaica

Copyright Act

http://www.jipo.gov.jm/sites/default/files/PDF_Files/CopyrightAct.pdf.

Existing Copyright Regulations

31. Mexico

Federal Copyright Law: www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf/125.pd

Energetic Reform:

32. Peru

http://www.indecopi.gob.pe/repositorioaps/0/9/par/leyesdda/dl822.pdf

Law 28571 – that modifies articles 188-189 of the Decree 822

http://www.indecopi.gob.pe/repositorioaps/0/9/par/leyesdda/LEY28571.pdf

Law that modifies articles 188º Y 189º of the Legislative Decree Nº 822, Copyright Law http://www.indecopi.gob.pe/repositorioaps/0/9/par/leyesdda/LEY27861.pdf

Regulation of the National Register of Copyright and Related Rights

http://www.indecopi.gob.pe/repositorioaps/0/9/par/leyesdda/reglamento.pdf

Legislative Decree 822 on Copyright http://www.indecopi.gob.pe/repositorioaps/0/9/par/leyesdda/dl822.pdf

Law 28571 – that modifies articles 188-189 of the Decree 822

http://www.indecopi.gob.pe/repositorioaps/0/9/par/leyesdda/LEY28571.pdf

Law that modifies articles 188º Y 189º of the Legislative Decree Nº 822, Copyright Law http://www.indecopi.gob.pe/repositorioaps/0/9/par/leyesdda/LEY27861.pdf

Regulation of the National Register of Copyright and Related Rights

http://www.indecopi.gob.pe/repositorioaps/0/9/par/leyesdda/reglamento.pdf

33. Venezuela

Copyright Act (Ley del derecho de autor) of Venezuela, from the website of Autonomous Service of Intellectual Property (SAPI)
http://www.sapi.gob.ve/images/stories/contenido/publicaciones/ley_da.pdf

NORTH AMERICA

34. Canada

In English

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-42/Index.html

In French

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/fra/lois/C-42/Index.html

35. United States

US Copyright Act

http://copyright.gov/title17/      

Copyright Office’s own general administrative regulations (fees, paperwork, etc.

http://copyright.gov/title37/

New draft of the ‘Compendium of Practices” recently released for public comment

 

OCEANIA

36. Australia

Australian Copyright Act at https://jade.barnet.com.au/Jade.html#article=218245 or http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/.

Australian Copyright Council - http://www.copyright.org.au/find-an-answer/browse-by-a-z/

37. New Zealand

English: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1994/0143/latest/DLM345634.html