Rules, Objectives, And Procedure For The Registration Of Copyrights Under The Colombian Legislation, Including Registration Of Software

Colombian Copyright Law 44 of 1993 modified and supplemented Copyright law 23 of 1982, which had established the copyright principles in Colombia. Law 44, Chapter II, specifically addressed the registration of copyrights and the benefits conferred by such registration. Following is a summary of applicable principles to copyrights’ registration under Law 44/93 and Law 23/82. This writing concentrates on, works or acts that may and must be registered, benefits conferred by the registration, the legal deposit, and the registration procedure.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the requirements and procedure to register copyrights under the Colombian Legislation?
What is the legal support for the copyright protection of software and other digital works?


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