Copyright is the most
pervasive, inclusive and freely accessible intellectual property right. One may
go so far as to call it the ‘people’s right’, for the contemporaneous and
automatic protection it affords to all original creations.
Copyright Law protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works,
cinematograph films, sound recordings and much more besides. Copyright
registration is not mandatory for protection, but is recommended for certain
kinds of works for their better enforcement. Afghanistan is a signatory to the
Berne Convention; copyright protections are thus equally available to works
created by foreign nationals in convention countries.
and enforcing copyright in this digital century is presenting, and will
continue to pose, ever more complex challenges for rights holders and will
require a rethink of business models.
The firm caters to all
stakeholders of the creative communities including individual artists and
authors, rights managers, publishers, IT companies, producers and broadcasters,
etc. We have played a pivotal role in the development of copyright
jurisprudence in the country including landmark cases on moral rights, fair
dealing, compulsory licensing, copyright in characters and assisting in the
formation of collecting societies.
Our services include
copyright prosecution and registration, licensing and assignment, contract
negotiation and drafting, due diligence, clearances and regulatory compliances,
dispute resolution and enforcement.
Law Optic | Law Services
Shamsi Plaza, 2nd Floor, Office # A-06, Kulola Pushta Main Road, Kabul – Afghanistan