– Copyright Act No. 10 of 1995, adopted on September 6, 1995.
– Copyright (Amendment) Act. No. 7 of 2000, adopted on March 27, 2000.
– Copyright (Importation Restriction) Regulations No. 13 of 2000, in force since May 27, 2000.
– Copyright (International Organizations) Order No. 112 of 2000, in force since May 27, 2000.

Membership in International Conventions

– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, since August, 1993.
– WTO's TRIPS Agreement, since January 1, 1995.
– Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations, since August 17, 1996.
– Phonograms Convention, since April 2, 2001.
– WIPO Copyright Treaty, since March 6, 2002.
– WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, since May 20, 2002.
– Marrakesh Treaty, since September 11, 2020.

Protection

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 50 years after his death.

Registry

Authority name: Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property.  Internet address: www.rocip.gov.lc  

Collective Management Organization: ECCO (www.eccorights.org).