Following Presidential Decree No. 62/2013 of September 16, 2013, a new Copyright and Related Right Law was issued in Syria. this new Copyright law annuls the former Law No. 12/2001. The Implementing Regulations of the new law will apparently be issued by the Minister of Culture in coordination with Minister of Communication and Technology in the near future.
The new Law cover a wide scope of copyrights and related rights and the means of protection of copyrights and neighboring rights including books, essays and other written works, computer programs and applications, lectures, dramatic works, music compositions and others.
The new law will be published in the official gazette and enter into force six months after the publication.
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