– Copyright Act, 2059 (2002), in force since August 15, 2002.
– Copyright Rules, 2061 (2004), in force since August 2, 2004.

Membership in International Conventions

– WTO's TRIPS Agreement, since April 23, 2004.
– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, since January 11, 2006.


Registration is not required for owners of an original work. Copyright protection is automatic from the moment a work is created. However, registration is possible and provides important benefits such as proof of ownership and helps deter infringement. 

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


Authority name: Nepal Copyright Registrar's Office, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.  Internet address: www.nepalcopyright.gov.np  

Collective Management Organizations: Copyright Protection Society of Nepal (CPSN), Music Royalty Collection Society Nepal (MRCSN).