Copyrights Law

Where
Syrian Arab Republic
When
2012
Key objectives of the measure:

For copyright of written, theatrical, music, cinema, radio, TV, choreography, mime, fine and applied arts and photography works, in addition to maps, designs, and works related to topography, archaeology or sciences, and computer programs.

This law was introduced in 19 February 2001, followed by the creation of the Directorate of Copyright at the Ministry of Culture in 8 June 2002, which is working on updating the law today, and whose main challenge is raising public awareness towards intellectual property rights. An updated version of this law, including sections related to oral heritage, is currently being studied.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution