Kuwait: Recent Developments in Copyright Law

Kuwait: Recent Developments in Copyright Law K U W A I T : R E C E N T D E V E L O P M E N T S I N C O P Y R I G H T L A W * Kuwait’s new Copyright Law was originally introduced during the summer of 1999 as Decree Law No. 5 of 1999. It was rejected by Parliament when Parliament convened after the summer recess, but Parliament enacted the same Law as an ordinary statute in December 1999. The Copyright Law is designed generally to afford copyright protection to the authors of original works in literature, the arts and sciences, regardless of the value, type, or purpose thereof and regardless of the medium of expression. In particular, the Law is specifically designed to protect books and other written matter, lectures, theatrical plays and musicals, musical works, choreographical works, photographic works, cinema, television and radio works, works of applied art, drawings and designs, computer software, and works of collection and translation. The Copyright Law also affords protection to an individual who with the consent of the original author translates an original work into a foreign language or makes a novel presentation thereof, but http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Arab Law Quarterly Brill

Kuwait: Recent Developments in Copyright Law

Arab Law Quarterly , Volume 15 (1): 107 – Jan 1, 2000

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BRILL
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© 2000 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0268-0556
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1573-0255
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10.1163/A:1017221712941
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Abstract

K U W A I T : R E C E N T D E V E L O P M E N T S I N C O P Y R I G H T L A W * Kuwait’s new Copyright Law was originally introduced during the summer of 1999 as Decree Law No. 5 of 1999. It was rejected by Parliament when Parliament convened after the summer recess, but Parliament enacted the same Law as an ordinary statute in December 1999. The Copyright Law is designed generally to afford copyright protection to the authors of original works in literature, the arts and sciences, regardless of the value, type, or purpose thereof and regardless of the medium of expression. In particular, the Law is specifically designed to protect books and other written matter, lectures, theatrical plays and musicals, musical works, choreographical works, photographic works, cinema, television and radio works, works of applied art, drawings and designs, computer software, and works of collection and translation. The Copyright Law also affords protection to an individual who with the consent of the original author translates an original work into a foreign language or makes a novel presentation thereof, but

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Published: Jan 1, 2000

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