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Morocco Power of Attorney for Copyright
POA

what you need to know

MEMBER OF BERNE CONVENTION
Yes
REGISTRATION
Possible for nationals and residents only
DURATION
In general, the duration is the artist’s life with the addition of 70 years following the artist’s date of passing
WORKS PROTECTED
Works expressed in writing; Computer programs; Lectures, addresses, sermons and other works consisting of words or expressed orally; Musical works, irrespective of whether they contain accompanying texts; Dramatic and dramatico-musical works; Choreographic works and dumb shows; Audiovisual works including cinematographic works and videograms; Works of fine art, including drawings, paintings, engravings, lithographs, printing on leather and all other works of fine art; Works of architecture; Photographic works; Works of applied art; Illustrations, maps, plans, sketches and three-dimensional works related to geography, topography, architecture or science; Expressions of folklore and works inspired by folklore; Drawings of garment industry designs
LIMITATIONS ON PROTECTIONS
Official texts of a legislative, administrative or judicial nature, or their official translations; Current events; Ideas, processes, systems, operating methods, concepts, principles, discoveries or simple data, even if these are stated, described, explained, illustrated or incorporated in a work
PENALTIES
Penalties include payment of fines of up to 600,000 Moroccan Dirham (around 70,000 US Dollars), as well as legal prosecution resulting in a maximum of 4-year imprisonment terms

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed, with company seal
• 1 copy of the work of art
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