Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Equatorial Guinea
Copyright rules: Equatorial Guinea|
|Standard||Life + 80 years|
|ISO 3166-1 alpha-3||GNQ|
|Berne convention||26 June 1997|
|Bangui Agreement||23 November 2000|
|URAA restoration date||26 June 1997|
This page provides an overview of copyright rules of Equatorial Guinea relevant to uploading works into Wikimedia Commons. Note that any work originating in Equatorial Guinea must be in the public domain, or available under a free license, in both Equatorial Guinea and the United States before it can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. If there is any doubt about the copyright status of a work from Equatorial Guinea, refer to the relevant laws for clarification.
The Spanish colonies of Bioko and Rio Muni were united in 1926 to form the colony of Spanish Guinea. In 1959 its status was raised from "colonial" to "provincial". In 1968 Equatorial Guinea became an independent republic.
As of 2018 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, listed the Spanish Law of January 10, 1879, on Intellectual Property as the main IP law. WIPO holds the text of this law in their WIPO Lex database.
Under the 1879 Spanish law,
- Intellectual property belongs to the author during their lifetime and is transmittable to their heirs for a term of 80 years.[1879 Article 6]
- Posthumous works are treated in the same way.[1879 Article 27]
- The editor of an anonymous or pseudonymous work has the same rights as the author as long as the author is not disclosed.[1879 Article 26]
- Equatorial Guinea Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights). WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization (2018). Retrieved on 2018-11-05.
- Law of January 10, 1879, on Intellectual Property. Equatorial Guinea (1879). Retrieved on 2018-11-05.