Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Act for Protection of Authors, Composers and Artists Rights (Copyright Law)

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Year of Version:
1970
Dates:
Adopted: January 12, 1970
Type of Text:
Main IP Laws
Subject Matter:
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Traditional Cultural Expressions, IP Regulatory Body
Notes:
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
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