Term to protect copyright in Vietnam

Term to protect copyright in Vietnam
March 11 03:55 2014 Print This Article

Copyright in works regulated in this Law shall comprise moral rights and economic rights.

The moral rights Law shall be protected for an indefinite term:

– To give titles to their works

– To attach their real names or pseudonyms to their works; to have their real names or pseudonyms acknowledged when their works are published or used

– To protect the integrity of their works; and to forbid other persons to modify, edit or distort their works in whatever form, causing harm to the honour and reputation of the author.

The moral rights to publish their works or to authorize other persons to publish their works and the economic rights shall enjoy the following terms of protection:

– Cinematographic works, photographic works, stage works, applied art works and anonymous works shall have a term of protection of fifty (50) years as from the date of first publication. If a cinematographic work or stage work has not been published within fifty (50) years from the date of its formulation, the term of protection shall be calculated from the date of its formulation. When information on the author of an anonymous work appears, the term of protection of such work shall be calculated pursuant  below;

– Any work not stipulated in sub-clause above shall be protected for the whole life of the author and for fifty (50) years after his or her death. In the case of a work of joint authors, the term of protection shall expire in the fiftieth year after the death of the last surviving co-author;

–  The term of protection stipulated in sub-clauses above of this clause shall expire at 24:00 hours on 31 December of the year of expiration of the copyright protection term.

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