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This page provides an overview of copyright rules of Kosovo relevant to uploading works into Wikimedia Commons. Note that any work originating in Kosovo must be in the public domain, or available under a free license, in both Kosovo 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 Kosovo, refer to the relevant laws for clarification.


Kosovo was formerly the Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo, an autonomous province of Serbia. The Kosovo War of 1998 and 1999 resulted in the establishment of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) on 10 June 1999 by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008.

Despite Kosovo having its own Assembly, ultimate responsibility for the administration of the territory lies with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Kosovo, who leads the UNMIK. The Assembly of Kosovo adopted the Law No. 2004/45 on Copyright and Related Rights on 29 June 2006, which was issued by UNMIK.[1]


According to the Law No. 2004/45 on Copyright and Related Rights,

  • Copyright shall run for the life of the author and for 70 years after his death.[2004/45 Art.62.1]
  • Copyright in anonymous and pseudonymous works shall run for 70 years after the lawful disclosure of the work.[2004/45 Art.62.2]
  • When the pseudonym leaves no doubt as to the identity of the author, or if the author discloses his identity during the period referred to in the preceding paragraph, the term of protection shall be that laid down in paragraph 1. of this Article.[2004/45 Art.62.3]
  • Copyright on a co-author's work shall last 70 years from the death of the last surviving co-author.[2004/45 Art.62.4]
  • In case of collective works, the Copyright shall run for 70 years after the lawful disclosure of the work.[2004/45 Art.62.5]
  • When the term of protection does not run from the death of the author, and the work was not lawfully disclosed, Copyright shall run for 70 years from its creation.[2004/45 Art.62.6]
  • The terms of protection above shall be calculated from 1 January of the year following the year in which the event which gives rise to them has occurred.[2004/45 Art.62.9]

Non-protected creations

The following works do not have copyright protection and are thus in the public domain[2004/45 Art.12]:

  • Ideas, principles, instructions, procedures, discoveries and mathematical concepts per se.
  • Official laws, rules and other regulations.
  • Official material and publications of parliamentary, governmental and other organizations with powers of public office.
  • Official translations of regulations and other official materials, as well as international agreements and other instruments.
  • Applications and other acts in administrative and court procedures.
  • Official materials published for the information of the public.
  • Expressions of folklore.
  • News of the day and various information which have the character of usual press reports.

UNMIK documents

According to the United Nations "Addendum on Copyright in United Nations Publications: General Principles, Practice and Procedure", para. 2, the following UN documents are in the public domain:[2]

(a) Official Records: a series of printed publications relating to the proceedings of organs or conferences of the United Nations. They include verbatim or summary records, documents or check-lists of documents, issued in the form of annexes to those records, including periodic supplements, such as the quarterly ones of the Security Council; and reports to those organs of their subordinate or affiliated bodies, compilations of resolutions, certain reports of the Secretary-General and other selected publications, which are issued in the form of supplements;
(b) United Nations documents: written material officially issued under a United Nations document symbol, regardless of the form of production, although, in practice, the term is applied mainly to material offset from typescript and issued under a masthead. The term also applies to written material issued simultaneously or sequentially in the form of documents and publications;
(c) Public information material: publications, periodicals, brochures, pamphlets, press releases, flyers, catalogues and other materials designed primarily to inform about United Nations activities. The term does not include public information that is offered for sale, which may be subject to copyright registration.

UNMIK documents of the above nature are therefore in the public domain.

Copyright tags

COM:TAG Kosovo

Zobacz także: Commons:Oznaczenia licencji

  • {{PD-KosovoGov}} – for public domain Kosovar official works, state symbols, stamps, money etc.

Freedom of panorama

COM:FOP Kosovo

Zobacz także: Commons:Freedom of panorama/pl

X mark.svg Nie OK, non-commercial only. According to the Law No. 2004/45 on Copyright and Related Rights,

  • Works permanently placed in public streets, squares, parks or other generally accessible public places my be used freely.[2004/45 Art.54.1]
  • Works mentioned in the preceding paragraph may not be reproduced in a three-dimensional form, used for the same purpose as the original work, or used for direct or indirect economic gain.[2004/45 Art.54.2]

Zobacz też


  1. Kosovo Assembly (29 June 2006). Law No. 2004/45 on Copyright and Related Rights. United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. Retrieved on 2019-02-01.
  2. Administrative Instruction ST/AI/189/Add.9/Rev.2 Addendum on Copyright in United Nations Publications: General Principles, Practice and Procedure. United Nations.
Caution: The above description may be inaccurate, incomplete and/or out of date, so must be treated with caution. Before you upload a file to Wikimedia Commons you should ensure it may be used freely. Zobacz także: Commons:Informacje prawne