The Omani copyright law, issued by Royal Decree No.65/2008 dated May 4, 2008, became effective on May 18, 2008.

The law grants protection to authors of literary, artistic and scientific works whatever the value, kind or purpose or way of expression of the work is. Generally, the protection will be provided for works whose means of expression is writing, sound, drawing, image or motion picture. It will also include creative titles and computer software, which are published, acted or displayed for the first time in the Sultanate of Oman or abroad.

The term of protection is the lifetime of the author plus 50 years following his/her death.

Copyright works may be deposited at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and shall be considered a presumption of ownership.

Oman is a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.





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