Japan

Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of May 6, 1970, as amended up to Act No. 35 of May 14, 2014)

Year of Version:
2015
Dates:
Adopted: May 6, 1970
Type of Text:
Main IP Laws
Subject Matter:
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), IP Regulatory Body
Notes:
This consolidated version of the Copyright Act takes into account amendments up to Act No. 35 of May 14, 2014, which entered into force on January 1, 2015 (see 'Supplementary Provisions' on page 117 of the consolidated Act for the amendments made by the said Act No. 35).
Available Texts:
Japanese
著作権法(昭和45年5月6日法律第48号。最終改正平成26年14月5日法律第72号)pdfhtml(Version with Automatic Translation Tool)
Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.
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