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UAE Power of Attorney for Copyright
POA

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) 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, pamphlets, essays and other written works; Computer programs and applications, databases, and works analogous to them as defined by a Minister’s decision; Lectures, addresses, sermons, and other works of similar nature; Dramatic, and musical works and dumb-shows; Music compositions with or without words; Sound and audiovisual works; Architectural works, engineering plans, and layouts; Works of drawing, painting, sculpture, lithography (fabric, metal, stones, wood), and engraving, or similar works in the scope of fine arts; Photographic works and works analogous to photography; Works of applied and plastic art; Illustrations, geographical maps, sketches, three-dimensional works related to geography, topography, and architectural designs, etc
LIMITATIONS ON PROTECTIONS
Mere ideas, procedures, methods of work, mathematical understandings, principles, and abstract facts; Official documents, whatever their original language is or the language they were translated to, such as the texts of laws, regulations, decisions, international agreements, judgments, arbitrators’ awards, and the decisions of the administrative committees having judicial competence; News, events, and current facts, which constitute merely media news; Works transferred to public property
PENALTIES
Penalties include payment of fines of up to 500,000 Dirhams (around 136,000 US Dollars), as well as legal prosecution resulting in no less than 3-months imprisonment terms

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, notarized and legalized by the UAE Embassy
• 3 copies of the copyrighted material
• Brief description of the copyright
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