Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Republic of Artsakh

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Location of Artsakh

The Republic of Artsakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh was a de facto independent country in the South Caucasus that was internationally considered to be part of Azerbaijan. It has now been absorbed into Azerbaijan.

The region that today is Azerbaijan was ceded by Iran to Russia in the 19th century, then became the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic in 1918, and the Azerbaijan SSR, part of the Soviet Union, in 1920. Nagorno-Karabakh, an oblast of the Azerbaijan SSR with an Armenian majority population, has been self-governing since 1988. During the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan became independent on 18 October 1991. Nagorno-Karabakh claimed independence, supported by Armenia, but was not internationally recognized. After a military offensive by Azerbaijan, in September the president of Artsakh signed a decree to dissolve all of the republic's institutions by 1 January 2024, bringing its existence to an end.

Copyright rules[edit]

Since Azerbaijan never recognized the de facto Republic of Artsakh, and Azerbaijan is now the relevant authority, the laws of Azerbaijan apply to works created or published in Nagorno-Karabakh or the Republic of Artsakh.

See also[edit]


Caution: The above description may be inaccurate, incomplete and/or out of date, so must be treated with caution.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. See also: Commons:General disclaimer