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Saudi Arabia Power of Attorney for Copyright
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Saudi Arabia Law for Copyright

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MEMBER OF BERNE CONVENTION
Yes
REGISTRATION
No registration formalities available
DURATION
In general, the duration is the artist’s life with the addition of 50 years following the artist’s date of passing
WORKS PROTECTED
Written materials like books, booklets and others; Works which are verbally delivered like lectures, speeches, poetry, songs and the like; Dramatic works, plays, shows and similar presentations which involve motion, sound or both; Works which are especially prepared for broadcasting or are presented through broadcasting; Drawings, works of plastic arts, architecture, decorative art and artistic embroidery and the like; Sound and audiovisual works; Applied art works, whether handcrafted or manufactured; Photographic works and the like; Illustrations, geographical maps, designs, plans, sketches and sculptured works related to geography, topography, architecture and science; Three dimensional works of geography, topography, architecture or science; Computer programs
LIMITATIONS ON PROTECTIONS
Laws and Judicial judgments, decisions of administrative bodies, international agreements and all official documents, as well as the official translations thereof, subject to the provisions concerning the circulation of these documents; Anything published in newspapers, magazines and periodicals, or broadcasted in daily news or news-like events; Ideas, procedures, work methods, concepts of mathematical sciences, axioms and abstract facts
PENALTIES
Penalties include payment of fines of up to 250,000 Riyals (around 66,000 US Dollars), as well as legal prosecution resulting in a maximum of 6-months imprisonment terms