– Copyright Law, as amended.
– Section 113 of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia.
– Section 148 of the Criminal Law.
– Law on Administrative Liability, in force since July 1, 2020.

Membership in International Conventions

– Universal Copyright Convention.
– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
– Phonograms Convention.
– Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations.
– WTO's TRIPS Agreement.
– WIPO Copyright Treaty, since March 6, 2002.
– WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, since May 20, 2002.


Registration is not required for owners of an original work. Copyright protection is automatic and free from the moment a work is created. 

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


Authority name: none. Authors and owners of copyright or related rights carry out protection of their rights on their own or by entrusting a collective management organization such as Copyright and Communication Consulting Agency/Latvian Authors Association - www.akka-laa.lv/en or Latvian Performers' and Producers' Association (LaIPA) - www.laipa.org/eng