A changing landscape: copyright in Cyprus


Ermioni Pavlidou

A changing landscape: copyright in Cyprus

Copyright is Cyprus has come a long way towards harmony with international standards, but there are still some anomalies, says Ermioni Pavlidou.

In Cyprus, copyright law proceeds from domestic legislation and international treaties to which Cyprus is party. The latter has a superior force in Cyprus national legislation.

Copyright in Cyprus is regulated by the Copyright & Neighbouring Rights Law of 1976 to 2006.

The conventions to which Cyprus is party include the International Convention for the protection of Literary and Artistic Works, known as the Berne Convention.

Cyprus copyright law, Copyright & Neighbouring Rights Law, Berne Convention, UCC