Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Intellectual Property: Afghanistan drafting first copyright laws

For the first time, Afghanistan is drafting copyright legislation to help writers, researchers and intellectuals prevent their original works from being plagiarised.

Advised by international experts, a commission will formulate the laws as soon as possible after carrying out a comprehensive study.

Currently there are no copyright laws in force and authors, composers, playwrights, publishers and distributors cannot file damages suits if their works are used without permission or credit.