Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Honduras
Copyright rules: Honduras
|Standard||Life + 70 years|
|Anonymous||Publish + 75 years|
|Audiovisual||Publish + 75 years|
|Collective||Publish + 75 years|
|Freedom of panorama||No|
|Terms run to year end||Yes|
|ISO 3166-1 alpha-3||HND|
|Berne convention||25 January 1990|
|WTO member||1 January 1995|
|URAA restoration date*||1 January 1996|
|WIPO treaty||20 May 2002|
|*A work is usually protected in the US if it is a type of work copyrightable in the US, published after 1926 and protected in the country of origin on the URAA date.|
This page provides an overview of copyright rules of Honduras relevant to uploading works into Wikimedia Commons. Note that any work originating in Honduras must be in the public domain, or available under a free license, in both Honduras 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 Honduras, refer to the relevant laws for clarification.
Honduras gained independence from Spain in 1821. It was part of the First Mexican Empire until 1823, then part of the United Provinces of Central America until 1838. Since then it has been an independent republic.
As of 2018 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, listed the Law on Copyright and Related Rights (Decree No. 4-99-E, as amended by Decree No. 16-2006) as the main copyright law enacted by the legislature of Honduras. WIPO holds the text of this law in their WIPO Lex database.
- Economic rights are protected during the life of the author and 75 years after his death.[16-2006 Article 44]
- For collaborative works, protection is for the life of the last surviving author and 75 years after his death.[16-2006 Article 44.1]
- For anonymous and pseudonymous works, protection last for 75 years from the date the work was legally published for the first time, or, in the absence of such authorized publication within 50 years from creation, protection lasts for 70 years from the end of the calendar year when the work was created.[16-2006 Article 44.2]
- For collective, audiovisual works and work made for employers, protection is for 75 years from the date of first publication, or if it is not published within 50 years, for 70 years from the end of the year in which the work was created.[16-2006 Article 44.3]
- With articles in the press, magazines, etc., the publisher has the right to disseminate it once, but the author retains all other rights.[16-2006 Article 70] This also applies to drawings, cartoons, jokes, graphics, photographs and other works published in newspapers, magazines and other means of social communication.[16-2006 Article 72]
Freedom of panorama
See also: Commons:Freedom of panorama
Not OK – Personal use only, in media different from the original.
The 2006 revision of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights, article 52, states:
- It is lawful, for personal use, to reproduce a work of art permanently exhibited in the streets, squares or other public places, by means of an art different from that used for making the original. With respect to buildings, this is limited to the exterior façade.[16-2006 Article 52]
- Honduras Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights). WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization (2018). Retrieved on 2018-11-03.
- Ley del Derecho de Autor y de los Derechos Conexos (Decreto Nº 4-99-E, según modificada por el Decreto N ° 16-2006). Honduras (2006). Retrieved on 2018-11-03.