Commons:Droit d'auteur par territoire/Arabie saoudite

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Cette page fournit un aperçu des règles de droit d'auteur de l'Arabie saoudite applicables au téléchargement d'œuvres sur Wikimedia Commons. Notez que toute œuvre originaire de l'Arabie saoudite doit appartenir au domaine public ou être disponible sous licence libre en Arabie saoudite 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 de l'Arabie saoudite, reportez-vous aux lois applicables pour plus de précisions.


Ibn Saud, son of the former Emir of Nejd, conquered Riyadh in 1902. Over the next thirty years he extended his control over Najd, Hejaz and parts of Eastern and Southern Arabia. He founded the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932.

L'Arabie saoudite est membre de la Convention universelle sur le droit d'auteur (en anglais) depuis le 13 janvier 1994, de la Convention de Berne depuis le 11 mars 2004, et de l'Organisation mondiale du commerce depuis le 11 décembre 2005.[1]

As of 2018 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, listed the Copyright Law (promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/41 of 2 Rajab, 1424 (August 30th,2003)) as the main IP law enacted by the legislature of Saudi Arabia.[1] WIPO holds the text of this law in their WIPO Lex database.[2][3]


Protected works are: Written materials like books, booklets and others; Works which are verbally delivered like lectures, speeches,poetry, songs and the like; Dramatic works, plays, shows and similar presentations which involve motion, sound or both; Works which are especially prepared for broadcasting or are presented through broadcasting; Drawings, works of plastic arts, architecture, decorative art and artistic embroidery and the like; Sound and audio-visual works; Applied art works, whether handcrafted or manufactured; Photographic works and the like; Illustrations, geographical maps, designs, plans, sketches and sculptured works related to geography, topography, architecture and science; Three Dimensional works of geography, topography, architecture or science; Computer programs. Protection shall include the title of a work, if it is of creative nature, and not a common expression indicating the subject matter of the work.[M/41/2003 Art. 2] Derivative works such as translations, abridgements and collections are also protected.[M/41/2003 Art. 3]

Règles générales

Under the Copyright Law (M/41 of 30 August 2003),

  • The period of copyright for the author of a work shall be for the duration of his life and for a period of 50 years following his death.[M/41/2003 Art. 19 First(1)]
  • The period of copyright for joint works shall be computed from the date of the death of the last surviving author.[M/41/2003 Art. 19 First(2)]
  • The protection period for works where the author is a corporate entity is 50 years from the date of the first publication of the work.[M/41/2003 Art. 19 First(3)]
  • The protection period for a work whose author's name is unknown is 50 years from the date of the first publication of the work, as long as the author does not become known during this period.[M/41/2003 Art. 19 First(3)]
  • The protection period for sound works, audio-visual works, films, collective works and computer programs is 50 years from the date of the first show or publication of the work, regardless of republication.[M/41/2003 Art. 19 First(5)]
  • The protection period for applied art (handcrafted or manufactured) and photographs is 25 years of the date of publication, regardless of republication.[M/41/2003 Art. 19 First(6)]

United States status

In order to be hosted on Commons, all works must be in the public domain in the United States as well as in their source country. Saudi Arabia's works are currently in the public domain in the United States if their copyright had expired in Saudi Arabia on the URAA date of restoration (Dec. 11, 2005).[4]

  • Photographic work or work of applied art: copyright has expired in the U.S. if published prior to 1979
  • Sound works, audio-visual works, films or collective works: copyright has expired in the U.S. if published prior to 1954
  • Broadcast materials: copyright has expired in the U.S. if transmitted prior to 1979
  • Other works with an identifiable author: copyright has expired in the U.S. if author died prior to 1954
  • Work whose author is unknown or was published by a corporate entity: copyright has expired in the U.S. if published prior to 1954

Œuvres non protégées

Under the Copyright Law (M/41 of 30 August 2003), protection does not cover the following[M/41/2003 Art. 4]:

  • Laws and Judicial judgments, decisions of administrative bodies, international agreements and all official documents, as well as the official translations thereof, subject to the provisions concerning the circulation of these documents.
  • What is published in newspapers, magazines and periodicals, or broadcasted in daily news or news-like events.
  • Ideas, procedures, work methods, concepts of mathematical sciences, axioms and abstract facts.

Bandeaux de licence

COM:TAG Saudi Arabia

Voir aussi : Commons:Bandeaux de licence

  • {{PD-Saudi Arabia}} – Photos, films sons et œuvres artistiques 25 ans après publication, à partir de la date de publication.

Liberté de panorama

COM:FOP Saudi Arabia

Voir aussi : Commons:Liberté de panorama

X mark.svg Pas d'accord

  • The Copyright Law detailed in the Royal Decree No. M/41, 2 Rajab, 1424 (30.08.2003) and the Implementing Regulations contain no mention of freedom of panorama.
  • Even taking pictures of sites not covered by copyrights may be challenged, and photographers operating in Saudi Arabia have found it useful to carry a copy of a decree allowing taking pictures from public places.[5][6]

Voir aussi


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