Provisional Law No. 52 of 2001 Amending the Copyright Law

01 Dec 2001

Article 1:
This Law shall be called (Amending Copyright Law of 2001) and shall be read in conjunction with Law # 22 of 1992 herein referred to as the Basic Law, together with the amendments thereto as one Law; it shall be effective thirty days after the date of publication in the Official Gazette(*).

Article 2:
Article 6 of the Basicl Law shall hereby be amended by treating the content thereof as paragraph (A) and the addition of paragraphs (B) and (C) which read as follows:

(B) Notwithstanding the content of paragraph (A) of this Article and of any other Law, if the employee created during his employment a work related to the activities or business of the employer, or used the experiences, information, instruments or articles of the employer under the employee’s own disposal in his attempt to create such work, the copyrights shall be to the benefit of the employer, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing.

(C) The intellectual property rights shall be to the benefit of the employee, if the intellectual property right created by the same is not related to the business of the employer, and the employee did not use the experiences, information, instruments, or raw materials of the employer in his attempt to conduct such creation, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing.

September 5, 2001
Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein

(*) This Provisional Law was published in the Official Gazette No. 4508 dated November 5, 2001



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