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Pakistan Copyright Law

what you need to know

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
Original, literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works; Cinematographic works; Records
PENALTIES
Penalties include payment of fines of up to 100,000 Rupees (around 2,000 US Dollars), as well as legal prosecution resulting in a maximum of 3-year imprisonment terms
MEMBER OF BERNE CONVENTION
Yes
REGISTRATION
Possible for nationals and foreigners

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, notarized
• 4 copies of the work of art
• Affidavit from the artist, if the applicant is not the artist
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