Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Republic of Artsakh

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Location of Artsakh

The Republic of Artsakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh is a de facto independent country in the South Caucasus that is internationally considered to be part of 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 claims independence, supported by Armenia, but has not been internationally recognized.

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See also: Commons:Freedom of panorama

OOjs UI icon close-ltr-destructive.svg Not OK Although the laws of the unrecognized state of Nagorno-Karabakh are modelled upon those of Armenia, including its copyright law, it is unknown whether the country implemented the same amendments Armenia implemented to allow free photography of artistic works located in places open for attendance. Thus, it is assumed that Armenia's previous non-commercial restrictions are still in place. Please note that Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, which also has invalid FOP. Due to its unrecognized status, it is not likely that any countries have copyright relations with Nagorno-Karabakh at all.

System-search.svgSee also: Category:Artsakhi FOP cases.

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