Japan

Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of May 6, 1970, as amended up to Act No. 72 of July 13, 2018)

Year of Version:
2019
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:
The notification by Japan to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Copyright Act was revised in order to be compatible with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.
In addition, the Copyright Act was revised in order to arrange flexible provisions to restrict rights corresponding to the development
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Available Texts:
English
Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of May 6, 1970, as amended up to Act No. 72 of July 13, 2018)pdfhtml(Version with Automatic Translation Tool)
Japanese
著作権法(昭和45年5月6日法律第48号。2018年7月13日法律第72号まで改正)pdfhtml(Version with Automatic Translation Tool)
Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.
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