Spain Copyright Laws

Spain Copyright Laws

The main regulation applicable to copyright in Spain is the Revised Law on Intellectual Property (LPI), which regularises, clarifies and harmonizes the applicable statutory provisions. It was approved by Royal Legislative Decree 1/1996, dated 12 April 1996.

As a member of the EU, Spanish copyright regulation must comply with the relevant EU directives.

Spain is a member of the following conventions and treaties: WIPO Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 1971 (Berne Convention), Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorised Duplication of Their Phonograms 1971, UN Universal Copyright Convention 1952, WIPO Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations 1961 (Rome Convention), WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights 1994 (TRIPS), WIPO Copyright Treaty 1996, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty 1996 (WPPT).

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