| Commentary

54 Japan: copyright and related rights protection

| Commentary

(d) Japan

54 Japan: copyright and related rights protection

Japan is a signatory to the Berne Convention, the Universal Copyright Convention, the Phonograms Convention and the Rome Convention. The principal copyright law of Japan is the Copyright Act, Act No. 48 of 6 May 1970, which has been since been amended by over 40 other statutes.

Other relevant legislation includes the Law Concerning Exceptional Provisions for Copyrights Owned by the Allied Powers and Allied Nationals, Law No. 302 of 8 August 1952 as amended by Law No. 48 of 6 May 1970, the Law on Exceptional Provisions for the Registration of Program

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