– Copyright and Performance Rights Act, 1994, as amended by the Copyright and Performance Rights (Amendment) Act, 2010.

Membership in International Conventions

– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, since January 2, 1992.
– Universal Copyright Convention, since January 1, 1995.
– WTO's TRIPS Agreement, since January 1, 1995.


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 benefits such as proof of ownership.  

Duration: during the lifetime of the author, plus 50 years after his death.


Authority name: Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA).  Internet address: www.pacra.org.zm  

Collective Management Organizations: ZAMCOPS (www.zamcops.org), ZARRSO (www.zarrso.org).