Qatar: Copyright Country Profile

Current Copyright Law:

  • Law No. 7 of 2002 on the Protection of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights [قانون رقم ٧ لسنة ٢٠٠٢ بشأن حماية حق المؤلف والحقوق المجاورة]: Arabic Text.

Treaty Membership

  • Arab Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Treaty [الاتفاقية العربية لحماية حقوق المؤلف والحقوق المجاورة] (Accession in 2015)
  • WIPO WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (Accession in 2005)
  • WIPO Copyright Treaty (Accession in 2005)
  • Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Accession in 2000)
  • Arab Copyright Treaty [الاتفاقية العربية لحماية حقوق المؤلف] (Ratification in 1986)

Previous Copyright Laws:

  • Law No. 25 of 1995 on the Protection of Intellectual Works and Copyright [قانون رقم ٢٥ لسنة ١٩٩٥ بشأن حماية المصنفات الفكرية وحقوق المؤلف]: Arabic Text.

Photo credits: “Qatar’s National Day (4) – Explored” by Mohammed Almousawi – CC BY 2.0

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