Copyrights are the inclusive rights of the creators regarding their work. They are granted by the law for a fixed period to forbid to third parties to use the work without the creator’s permission.
They are granted by the law for a fixed period in order to forbid to third parties to use the works without the creator’s work.
They refer to literature and art work such as books, theatrical plays, paintings, sculptures, photos, architectural drawings but also in creations such as PC software or database.
The Law on Copyrights numbers 59 of 1976 provides the protection of copyright on the following works and for a fixed period:
- Scientific, literature (PC software), music, art (photography) and original databases, 70 years from the creator’s death.
- Movies, 70 years from the death of the last surviving person among the following people: producer, director, script writer, dialogue author and film music composer.
- Not authentic databases, 15 years from their completion or from the date set for the first time on the audience’s disposal
- Sound recording, 50 years from the date of recording or the legal presentation of the sound recording to the audience.
- Broadcasting of 50 years from the date of its creation
- Publications of prior non published works, 25 years from its publication