– The Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, as amended by R.A.s 9150, 9502, and 10372, effective January 1, 1998.
– Rules and Regulations on Copyright Registration and Deposit (2013).
– Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Collective Management Organizations (2013).
– Rules on Resolution of Public Performance Disputes (2013).
– Revised Rules on Accreditation of Collective Management Organizations (2020).
– Revised Rules on Copyright Registration (2020).
– Rules and Regulations for the Government (2020).
– Rules and Regulations on Resale Rights (2020).
Membership in International Conventions
– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
– Universal Copyright Convention.
– Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations.
– WTO's TRIPS Agreement, since January 1, 1995.
– WIPO Copyright Treaty, since October 4, 2002.
– WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, since October 4, 2002.
– Marrakesh Treaty, since March 4, 2019.
– Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, since July 28, 2021.
Registration is not required for owners of an original work. Copyright protection is automatic and free from the moment a work is created. However, it is possible to register and deposit a work with the Copyright Division of the National Library of the Philippines.
Duration: during the lifetime of the author, plus 50 years after his death.
Authority name: Copyright Division, National Library of the Philippines. Internet address: http://web.nlp.gov.ph/nlp
Collective Management Organizations: FILSCAP (www.filscap.com.ph), FILCOLS.