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Oman Power of Attorney for Copyright
POA

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Oman Copyright Law

what you need to know

MEMBER OF BERNE CONVENTION
Yes
REGISTRATION
Possible for nationals and foreigners
DURATION
In general, the duration is the artist’s life with the addition of 50 years starting from the beginning of the calendar year following the artist’s date of passing
WORKS PROTECTED
Books, computer programs and other written material; Oral works such as lectures, speeches and sermons; Dramatic and dramatico-musical works; Musical works, with or without accompanying words; Choreographic works and pantomimes; Aural and audiovisual works; Drawings, paintings, works of architecture, engraving, and ornamental works; Works of applied arts, whether handicraft or industrial; Illustrations, maps, plans, sketches, three-dimensional works related to geography or topography, architecture and science; Folklore
LIMITATIONS ON PROTECTIONS
International treaties, court decisions, official documents as official translation thereof; Published, broadcast, or publicly reported news; Works which have fallen in the public domain
PENALTIES
Penalties include payment of fines of up to 2,000 Riyals (around 5,000 US Dollars), as well as legal prosecution resulting in a maximum of 2-year imprisonment terms

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, with an Apostille certification
• 1 copy of the work of art
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