C1: Is copyright protected in your country?
C2: What types of items are protected by copyright law in your country?
C3: What is the length of protection of a copyright in your country?
C4: How long does a copyright take to be registered?
C5: What kind of sanctions does your copyright law provide against infringers?
C6: Are there any limitations of copyright in your jurisdictions?
C7: Must transfer agreements be recorded?.
C8: Must license agreements be recorded?
C9: Are there any consequences of non-recordal of agreements?

C1-C9: Please note that on February 28th, 2001, the President of Syria issued the new Copyright law No.12/2001, but will be applicable once the implementing regulations are issued by Ministry of Culture. The law in essence includes protection of all copyrightable materials ranging from written works, musical compositions and computer software.


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