Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Tajikistan

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


The region of modern Tajikistan became part of the Russian Empire, and then was an autonomous republic in the Soviet Union. In 1929 it became a Soviet Republic. Tajikistan became fully independent on 9 September 1991 during the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Tajikistan has been a member of the Berne Convention since 9 March 2000, the WIPO Copyright Treaty since 5 April 2009 and the World Trade Organization since 2 March 2013.[1]

As of 2018 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, listed the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on Copyright and Related Rights (as amended up to 2009) as the main copyright law enacted by the legislature of Tajikistan.[1] WIPO holds the text of this law in their WIPO Lex database.[2]

General rules

Under the the Law on Copyright and Related Rights (as amended up to 2009),

  • Copyright is protected for the entire life of the author and operates 50 years after the death of the author, except where stated otherwise in this article.[2009 Article 17]
  • For a collaborative work, protection lasts for the life of the co-authors and 50 years after the death of the last surviving co-author.[2009 Article 17]
  • For an anonymous or pseudonymous work, where the author's identity is not revealed, protection lasts for 50 years after lawful publication.[2009 Article 17]

Terms are calculated starting from 1 January of the year following the event on which the term is based.[2009 Article 17]

For works originating in other countries, the term of protection may not exceed that defined in the country of origin.[2009 Article 17]

Not protected


See also: Commons:Unprotected works

Under the the Law on Copyright and Related Rights (as amended up to 2009), the following are not covered by copyright: official documents (laws, court decisions, other texts of legislative, administrative and judicial nature), as well as their official translations; state symbols and signs (flag, coat of arms, anthem, the Order, the national currency and other public signs); communications concerning events and fact of informational nature; works of folklore.[2009 Article 7]

Copyright tags

See also: Commons:Copyright tags

  • {{PD-TJ-exempt}} – for formal documents (laws, judgements, other texts of legal, administrative and judicial nature), and also their official translations; state symbols and signs (flags, coats of arms, awards, banknotes and so on); communications concerning events and facts that have informational character; works of folk arts


See also: Commons:Currency

OOjs UI icon check-constructive.svg OK. Under the the Law on Copyright and Related Rights (as amended up to 2009), Tajikistan currency is not copyrighted. Monetary items, together with other state symbols, are explicitly excluded from copyright.[2009 Article 7]

Please use {{PD-TJ-exempt}} for Tajikistan currency images.

Freedom of panorama

See also: Commons:Freedom of panorama

OOjs UI icon close-ltr-destructive.svg Not OK. Under the the Law on Copyright and Related Rights (as amended up to 2009), only incidental and non-commercial use is allowed:

  • It is permitted without the consent of the author or other owner of the copyright rights and without payment of author's remuneration, to reproduce and broadcast by radio or cable for general information architecture works, photography and graphic arts which are permanently located in a public place, apart from cases where the work is the main subject, or where the image is used for commercial purposes.[2009 Article 21]


See also: Commons:Stamps

Public domain use {{PD-TJ-exempt}}.

See also


  1. a b Tajikistan Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights). WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization (2018). Retrieved on 2018-11-08.
  2. Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on Copyright and Related Rights (as amended up to 2009). Tajikistan (2009). Retrieved on 2018-11-08.
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