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Terms of Protection

Terms of ProtectionTerms of copyright protection are stipulated by Article 27 of Intellectual Property Law. Accordingly, moral right is protected indefinitely.

For economic rights and the right to publication of works, terms of protection depend on categories of works and are provided as follows:

  • The copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 50 years after the author dies;
  • For works of joint-authorship, the copyright subsists for 50 years after the last of the joint authors dies;
  • Copyright for cinematographic works, photographic works, dramatic works, applied art works and anonymous works lasts for 50 years from the first publication;
  • Copyright for cinematographic works, dramatic works lasts for 50 years from the first publication or their formulation.

Related rights

Terms of related rights protection are stipulated by Article 34 of Intellectual Property Law. Accordingly, the rights of performer, producer of phonograms and broadcasting organization last 50 years from the year of fixation, or publication of the performance, phonogram, or broadcasting programs, or from when satellite signals carrying encrypted program are broadcasted.