– Law No. 4/2001 of February 27, 2001 (Copyright Law), in force since May 28, 2001.

Membership in International Conventions

– WTO's TRIPS Agreement, since August 26, 1995.
– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, since November 22, 2013.


Registration is not required for owners of an original work. Copyright protection is automatic and free from the moment a work is created. However, registration is possible and provides important benefits such as publicizing the work and protected rights.  

Duration: during the lifetime of the author, plus 70 years after his death.


Authority name: National Institute of Books and Records, Ministry of Culture and Tourism.  Internet address: none.  

Collective Management Organization: SOMAS (www.somas.org.mz).