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UAE: Copyright Country Profile

Current Copyright Law

  • Federal Law No. 7 of 2002 on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights [قانون اتحادي رقم  ٧ لسنة ٢٠٠٢ في شأن حقوق المؤلف والحقوق المجاورة]: Arabic Text + Amendment (2006).

Previous Copyright Laws

  • Federal Law No. 40 of 1992 on the Protection of Intellectual Works and Copyright [قانون اتحادي رقم ٤٠ لسنة ١٩٩٢م في شأن حماية المصنفات الفكرية وحقوق المؤلف]: Arabic Text.

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Libya: Copyright Country Profile

Current Copyright Law:

  • Law No. 9 of 1968 Issuing the Copyright Protection Law [قانون رقم ٩ لسنة ١٩٦٨ بإصدار قانون حماية حق المؤلف]: Arabic Text.

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Kuwait: Copyright Country Profile

Kuwait is a member of the Arab Copyright Treaty (ratified in 1986) and the Berne Convention (acceded in 2014).

Current Copyright Law:

  • Law No. 22 of 2016 on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights [قانون رقم ٢٢ لسنة ٢٠١٦ في شأن حقوق المؤلف والحقوق المجاورة]: Arabic Text.

Previous Copyright Law:

  • Law No. 5 of 1999 on Intellectual Property [مرسوم بقانون رقم ٥ لسنة ١٩٩٩ فس شأن حقوق الملكية الفكرية]: Arabic Text.

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Algeria: Copyright Country Profile

Current Copyright Law:

  • Ordinance No. 03-05 of 2003 on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights: Arabic Text.

Previous Copyright Laws:

  • Ordinance No. 97-10 of 1997 on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights: Arabic Text.
  • Ordinance No. 73-14 of 1973 on Copyright: Arabic Text.

Other Related Laws:

  • Ordinance No. 73-46 of 1973 on Creating the National Copyright Office: Arabic Text.

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