– Law No. 1322 of April 13, 1992 on Copyright.
– Supreme Decree No. 23907 of December 7, 1994 (Regulations to the Law on Copyright).

Membership in International Conventions

– Universal Copyright Convention, since March 22, 1990.
– Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations, since September 24, 1993.
– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, since November 4, 1993.
– WTO's TRIPS Agreement, since July 5, 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 important benefits such as proof of ownership. 

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


Authority name: Servicio Nacional de Propiedad Intelectual (SENAPI).  Internet address: www.senapi.gob.bo  

Collective Management Organization: SOBODAYCOM (www.sobodaycom.org).