Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Uzbekistan

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

Governing laws

What is now Uzbekistan was taken over by the Russian Empire in the 19th century. The Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic was created in 1924 as a constituent republic of the Soviet Union. During the breakup of the Soviet Union Uzbekistan declared independence on 31 August 1991.

Uzbekistan has been a member of the Berne Convention since 19 April 2005 and the WIPO Copyright treaty since 17 July 2019.[1]

As of 2018 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, listed the Law No. LRU-42 of July 20, 2006, on Copyright and Related Rights (as amended up to Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. LRU-476 of April 18, 2018) as the main IP law enacted by the legislature of Uzbekistan.[1] WIPO holds the text of this law in their WIPO Lex database.[2]

In 2021, an amendment to the forementioned copyright law is passed, which extended copyright protection for 70 years.[3]

General rules

Under Law No. LRU-42 as amended up to Law LRU-476 of August 20, 2021,

  • Copyright has effect throughout the life of the author and for 70 years after the his death, except as provided by this Article and other laws.[LRU-476/2021 Article 35]
  • Copyright in a work of joint authorship has effect for life of the co-authors and 70 years after the death of the last surviving author.[LRU-476/2021 Article 35]
  • Copyright in a work lawfully made public under a pseudonym or anonymously is valid for 50 years after its publication.[LRU-476/2018 Article 35]
  • Copyright in a work first published after the author's death, is valid for 70 years after its release to the public.[LRU-476/2021 Article 35]

Calculation of the terms stipulated in this article begins with the first day of January next following the year in which the legal act occurred that marks the beginning of the period.[LRU-476/2018 Article 35]

Not protected


See also: Commons:Unprotected works

The following are not objects of copyright: official documents (laws, regulations, decisions, etc.), as well as their official translations; official symbols and signs (flags, emblems, orders, banknotes, etc.); Folk products; reports on current events daily news or messages that are regular press information.[LRU-476/2018 Article 8]

Copyright tags

See also: Commons:Copyright tags

  • {{PD-UZ-exempt}} – for official documents (law, resolutions, decisions, etc.) as well as their official translations; official symbols and signs (flags, arms, orders, banknotes, etc.); national creative works; reports about the news of the day or current events having the nature of usual press conference; results received with help of equipment designed for some kind of production without the person's implementation of creative activity directly associated with the creation of individual work.[LRU-476/2018 Article 8]
  • {{PD-Uzbekistan}} – for works in the public domain according to Uzbekistanian law (70 years after the author's death).[LRU-476/2021 Article 35]


See also: Commons:Currency

OK Uzbekistan currency is not copyrighted. Monetary items, together with other state symbols, are explicitly excluded from copyright by article 8 of Copyright law of Uzbekistan.[LRU-476/2018 Article 8] Drafts for such items, however, are copyrighted by their authors.[LRU-476/2018 Article 9]

Please use {{PD-UZ-exempt}} for Uzbekistan currency images.

Freedom of panorama

See also: Commons:Freedom of panorama

 Not OK: Only incidental reproduction for non-commercial purposes is allowed. The law allows without consent of the author or other legal owner, and without payment of remuneration the reproduction, on-air transmission or cable transmission of architectural works, photos, visual art works that are permanently located in a place open for free attendance. This rule does not extend to cases when the representation of work is the basic subject of such reproduction, on-air transmission or cable transmission, as well as in case, when the representation of work is used for commercial purpose.[LRU-476/2018 Article 28]


See also: Commons:Stamps

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

See also


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