Turkish copyright law is documented in the law number 5846 on Intellectual and Artistic Works (Turkish: Fikir ve Sanat Eserleri Kanunu).
Turkey is revising its intellectual property rights laws in order to align them with WIPO standards. Turkey is a party to the Berne Convention, the Rome Convention and the TRIPS Agreement. Turkish copyright law was made compliant with these treaties after its 1995 and 2001 amendments.
Originally written in December 1951, law 5846 has been amended by the following laws:
- 2936, 1983-11-01
- 4110, 1995-06-07
- 4630, 2001-02-21
- 5101, 2004-03-03
- 5217, 2004-07-14
- 5571, 2006-12-28
In addition, a draft law has been prepared to amend articles 23, 25, 43, and 71-81, as part of the aforementioned harmonization plan.
Other laws applicable to the creation of audiovisual art are
- 3984 (on the Establishment of Radio and Television Enterprises and their Broadcasts)
- 3257 (on Cinema, Video and Musical Works)
- 5680 (Press Law)
- 1117 (on the Protection of Minors against Harmful Publications)
- 4054 (on the Protection of Competition)
- ^ Aktekin, Ugur (June 2007). "Keeping up with WIPO". Managing Intellectual Property: 72–73. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
- ^ "Turkey: Copyright, Draft Law (Amendment)". WIPO. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
- ^ Baytan, Hatice Dilek (2001-08-03). "Turkey: Law Relevant to the Audiovisual Sector". European Audiovisual Observatory. Retrieved 2008-07-29.