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Okt 18, 2023 (Newsletter Issue 10/23)
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Entry Into Force of the New Copyright Law

Myanmar's Copyright Law (referred to as "the New Act"), which was enacted on May 24, 2019, has come into effect on October 31, 2023, as per Notification No. 218/2023 dated October 18, 2023, thereby repealing the Myanmar Copyright Act of 1914 (referred to as "the Old Act").

Similar to copyright laws in many other countries, copyright protection in Myanmar is now granted automatically upon the creation of a work. As a result, registering copyrights in Myanmar is considered optional but recommended for enforcement purposes.

Under the New Act, the standard term of copyright protection is the lifetime of the author plus 50 years from the year following the author's death for literary or artistic works. The Old Act, which only protected works first published in Myanmar or created by Myanmar citizens or residents provided for a protection term extending to the creator's life plus thirty years after their death.

The New Act introduces several other changes. For more details click here.