Commons:Нормы авторского права по территории/Йемен

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


Yemen was divided between the Ottoman and British empires in the early 20th century. North Yemen became a kingdom after World War I, then a republic in 1962. South Yemen was a British protectorate known as the Aden Protectorate until 1967 when it became independent. The two Yemeni states united to form the modern republic of Yemen in 1990.

Yemen has been a member of the Berne Convention since 14 July 2008 and the World Trade Organization since 26 June 2014.[1]

As of 2018 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, listed Intellectual Property Law (Presidential Law Decree No. 19 of 1994 in respect of Intellectual Property) as the main copyright law of Yemen.[1] WIPO holds the text of this law in their WIPO Lex database.[2]

General rules

Under the Intellectual Property Law (Presidential Law Decree No. 19 of 1994),

  • The economic rights to a work last for the author's life and then for 30 years from 1 January of the year in which the author died.[19/1994 Article 24]
  • A movie or T.V. film producer shall have the right to the economic utilization of his work or obtaining remuneration for a period of 25 years as from the date of production which shall be calculated as from January 1st of the production year.[19/1994 Article 25]
  • The owner of the author's rights to photographs shall have the right to their economic utilization or obtaining from those who use them remuneration for 10 years as from the date of issue, and such remuneration shall be calculated from January 1st of the year of issue.[19/1994 Article 25]

However, Yemen signed the Berne agreement on 14 July, 2008. It will come into force (minimum life + 50 years) on 10 October 2024.

Not protected

The right of the writer shall not extend to: Compiled works which include works other than those of the compiler, such as poetry, prose and music anthologies, as well as other compiled works, without prejudice to the rights of the original authors; Every book whose author's rights have become public property; Collected official documents, such as the texts of governmental and political announcements; texts of laws, decrees, regulations; courts decisions and all official documents; Works which are not fit to be the subject of the right of an author, such as works which contain anthologies from the tradition or folklore, or whose author is unknown.[19/1994 Article 4]

Copyright tags


Смотрите также: Commons:Шаблоны лицензий

  • {{PD-Yemen}} – Generally 30 years after the author's death, with the exception of TV films, photographs, and TV programs, respectively 25 years, 10 years and 3 years after the date of broadcasting or publication. (art. 24, 25, 26 and 27 of Law No. 19 (1998) on intellectual property). Yemen being the successor state of Aden Settlement, Aden Province, Aden Colony, Aden Protectorate, the Federation of South Arabia and the People's Republic of Yemen, this applies to works published in those territories as well.

Freedom of panorama


Смотрите также: Commons:Свобода панорамы

X mark.svg Нет: The Intellectual Property Law (Presidential Law Decree No. 19 of 1994) makes no provision for freedom of panorama.


  1. a b Yemen Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights). WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization (2018). Retrieved on 2018-11-11.
  2. Intellectual Property Law (Presidential Law Decree No. 19 of 1994 in respect of Intellectual Property) (in Arabic). Yemen (1994). Retrieved on 2018-11-19.
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. Смотрите также: Commons:Отказ от ответственности