– Copyright and Neighboring Rights Law, issued by Legislative Decree No. 62 of 2013.

Membership in International Conventions

– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, since June 11, 2004.
– Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations, since May 13, 2006.
– Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, since April 28, 2020.


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 proof of ownership and helps deter infringement. 

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


Authority name: Copyright Office, Ministry of Culture. 

Internet address: n.a.