Commons:Droit d'auteur par territoire/Lesotho

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Cette page fournit un aperçu des règles de droit d'auteur du Lesotho applicables au téléchargement d'œuvres sur Wikimedia Commons. Notez que toute œuvre originaire du Lesotho doit appartenir au domaine public ou être disponible sous licence libre au Lesotho et aux États-Unis avant de pouvoir être téléchargée sur Wikimedia Commons. En cas de doute sur le statut de droit d'auteur d'une œuvre du Lesotho, reportez-vous aux lois applicables pour plus de précisions.


From 1869 until 1966 Lesotho was the British Crown Colony of Basutoland. Lesotho declared independence from the United Kingdom on 4 October 1966.

Le Lesotho est membre de la Convention de Berne depuis le 28 septembre 1989 et de l'Organisation mondiale du commerce depuis le 31 mai 1995[1].

As of 2018 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, listed the Copyright Order 1989 (Order No.13 of 1989) as the main copyright law enacted by the legislature of Lesotho.[1] WIPO holds the text of this law in their WIPO Lex database.[2]


Under the 1989 law,

  • Rights are protected during the life of the author and for 50 years after his death.[1989 Section 13(1)]
  • Rights in a work of joint authorship are protected during the life of the last surviving author and for 50 years after his death.[1989 Section 13(2)]
  • For anonymous and pseudonymous works, right are protected until the expiration of 50 years from the date on which the work was first lawfully published.[1989 Section 13(3)]
  • Rights in a cinematographic or other audiovisual work are protected until the expiration of 50 years from the making of the work or, if the work is made available to the public during that period of 50 years with the consent of the author, fifty years from the date of its communication to the public.[1989 Section 13(4)]
  • Rights in a photographic work or a work of applied art are protected until the expiration of 25 years from the making of the work.[1989 Section 13(5)]

Every period provided for under the preceding subsections shall run to the end of the calendar year in which it would otherwise expire.[1989 Section 13(6)]

Folklore : non libre

Any publication, reproduction, distribution and communication to the public of expressions of folklore are subject to authorization by the Minister by regulations when they are made both with gainful intent and outside their traditional or customary context. These include (a) folk tales, folk poetry, riddles; (b) folk songs and instrumental folk music; (c) folk dances, plays and artistic forms of rituals; (d) productions of folk art, in particular, drawings, paintings, carvings, sculptures, pottery, terracotta, mosaic, woodwork, metalware, jewellery, basket costumes; and (e) traditional musical instruments.[1989 Section 19(1)] Where the Minister grants authorization, he may fix the amount of and collect such fees as he may determine.[1989 Section 22(2)]

Liberté de panorama

COM:FOP Lesotho

Voir aussi : Commons:Liberté de panorama

The Copyright Order 1989 allows the reproduction of works of art and of architecture in an audiovisual work or video-recording, and the communication to the public of the works so reproduced, if the said works are permanently located in a place where they can be viewed by the public or are included in the audio-visual work or video-recording only by way of background or as incidental to the essential matters represented.[1989 Section 9(e)] Incidental utilization of expressions of folklore in a photograph, film or television broadcast is also allowed.[1989 Section 19(d)]

Voir aussi


  1. a b Lesotho Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights). WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization (2018). Retrieved on 2018-11-05.
  2. Copyright Order 1989 (Order No.13 of 1989). Lesotho (1989). Retrieved on 2018-11-05.
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