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COPYRIGHT IN CIS COUNTRIES


Jurisdiction
Required registration documents and registration timeframe
Armenia
Law on Copyright and Related Rights of Armenia does not foresee provisions on voluntary registration, but provides voluntary deposition of the works on the basis of the article 64(1)e) in the non-governmental organization of collective management of authors' copyright.
Azerbaijan
The common list of required documents and data is the following:
• Full name(s), address(es) and the date of birth(s) of the author(s);
• Full name(s), address(es) of the Rightholder(s);
• Title of the copyright work;
• Date of creation of the work;
• Sample of the copyright work;
• Bases for the origin of the applicant's rights (if the applicant is not the author);
• Data about previous registration(s) (Certificate(s) No., the date of registration(s)) (if any);
• Place and date of the first publication of the work (the name of the country and the date of publication) (if any);
• In case the work is derived (based on the existing work of other author(s)) or composite (includes works of other author(s)), the title of such existing works and the full name of author(s) should be indicated as well as the basis of origin of right to use such works;
• Copies of the author's passport and Rightholder's passport for natural persons or a copy of the document certifying state registration for the legal entity;
• Notarized and legalized Power of Attorney;
• Other documents and materials depending on kind of case.
The procedure of copyright registration in Azerbaijan usually takes about 3-4 months.
Belarus
The national procedure of copyright registration is stipulated only for computer programs. The common list of required documents and data is the following:
• Full name(s), address(es) and the date of birth(s) of the author(s);
• Full name(s), address(es) of the Rightholder(s);
• Title of the copyright work;
• Date of creation of the work;
• Sample of the copyright work (the source code of the computer program in paper and electronic form) (the first 25 and the last 25 pages of source code or any 50 consecutive pages that identifies the program in paper and electronic form);
• The basic interface(s) in paper form;
• Brief description of the copyright work (the purpose, the scope, the functionality, the list of files that represent the computer program, the name of programming languages for the computer program, the type of realizing IBM, the version of operating systems, the size in bytes and other data about purpose and functionality of the program);
• Bases for the origin of the applicant's rights (if the applicant is not the author) and the document (agreement) confirming the ownership of property rights;
• Signed and stamped Power of Attorney;
• Other documents and materials depending on kind of case.
The procedure of copyright registration in Belarus usually takes about 1-2 months.
Besides, the Law of the Republic of Belarus "On the Librarianship" of 02.05.2008, the Law of the Republic of Belarus "On Mass Media" of 17.07.2008 and the Decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus "On approval of the Regulations of compulsory free of charge copy of documents" of 03.09.2008 provide mandatory deposition system in relation to the printed works.
Eurasia
The Eurasian Legislation does not stipulate the registration of copyright
Estonia
The national procedure of copyright registration is not stipulated by the Legislation of Estonia
Georgia
The common list of required documents and data is the following:
• Full name(s), address(es) and the date of birth(s) of the author(s);
• Full name(s), address(es) of the Rightholder(s);
• Copy of the document certifying state registration of the legal entity (if the Rightholder is a legal entity);
• Title of the copyright work;
• Date of creation of the work;
• Sample of the copyright work;
• Bases for the origin of the applicant's rights (if the applicant is not the author) and the document (agreement) confirming the ownership of property rights;
• Signed and stamped Power of Attorney (notarizion is required for the legal entity);
• Other documents and materials depending on kind of case.
The procedure of copyright registration in Georgia usually takes about 2-3 months.
Kazakhstan
The common list of required documents and data is the following:
• Full name(s), address(es) and the date of birth(s) of the author(s);
• Full name(s), address(es) of the Rightholder(s);
• Title of the copyright work;
• Samples of the copyright work;
• Brief description of the copyright work;
• Bases for the origin of the applicant's rights (if the applicant is not the author) and the document (agreement) confirming the ownership of property rights;
• Copies of the author's passport and Rightholder's passport for natural persons or a copy of the document certifying state registration of the legal entity;
• Signed and stamped Power of Attorney;
• Other documents and materials depending on kind of case.
The procedure of copyright registration in Kazakhstan usually takes about 3-4 months.
Kyrgyzstan
The common list of required documents and data is the following:
• Full name(s), address(es) and the date of birth(s) of the author(s);
• Full name(s), address(es) of the Rightholder(s);
• Title of the copyright work;
• Date of creation of the work;
• Samples of the copyright work;
• Brief description of the copyright work;
• Bases for the origin of the applicant's rights (if the applicant is not the author) and the notarized document (agreement) confirming the ownership of property rights;
• Copies of the author's passport and Rightholder's passport for natural persons or a copy of the document certifying state registration of the legal entity;
• In case the work is derived (based on the existing work of other author(s)) or composite (includes works of other author(s)), the title of such existing works and the full name of author(s) should be indicated as well as the basis of origin of right to use such works;
• Place and date of the first public disclosure of the work, if any;
• Signed and stamped Power of Attorney;
• Other documents and materials depending on kind of case.
The procedure of copyright registration in Kyrgyzstan usually takes about 3-4 months.
Latvia
The Latvian Copyright Law doesn’t provide for mandatory or voluntary registration of copyright works or subject matter of related rights, however the Law of Libraries of the Republic of Lithuania; Law of Public Information of the Republic of Lithuania; Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania Regarding the Number of Legal Deposit Documents and their Transmission to the Libraries provide mandatory deposition system.
Lithuania
The Lithuanian Law on Copyright and Related rights does not provide for mandatory or voluntary registration of copyright works or subject matter of related rights, however the Legal Deposit Law adopted in 2006 provides mandatory deposition system.
Moldova
The common list of required documents and data is the following:
• Full name(s), address(es) and the date of birth(s) of the author(s);
• Full name(s), address(es) of the Rightholder(s);
• Title of the copyright work;
• Copy of the ID card (passport);
• Date of creation of the work;
• Two samples of the copyright work in paper form;
• Bases for the origin of the applicant's rights (if the applicant is not the author);
• In case the work is derived (based on the existing work of other author(s)) or composite (includes works of other author(s)), the title of such existing works and the full name of author(s) should be indicated as well as the basis of origin of right to use such works;
• Signed and stamped Power of Attorney;
• Other documents and materials depending on kind of case.
The procedure of copyright registration in Moldova usually takes about 2-3 months.
Russia
The national procedure of copyright registration is stipulated only for computer programs and data bases.
The common list of required documents and data is the following:
• Full name(s), address(es) and the date of birth(s) of the author(s);
• Full name(s), address(es) of the Rightholder(s);
• Title of the copyright work;
• Date of creation of the work;
• Sample of the copyright work (the source code of the computer program in paper form or materials identifying the database presented in an objective form and systematized in such a manner that this materials may be found and processed with the use of a computer in paper form);
• Brief description of the copyright work (the purpose, the scope, the functionality, the name of programming languages for the computer program or the type and version of data base management for the data base, the type of realizing ECM, the version of operating systems, the size in bytes);
• Data about previous registration(s)/certificate(s), if any (number, registration date);
• Place and date of the first public disclosure of the work, if any;
• Bases for the origin of the applicant's rights (if the applicant is not the author);
• In case the work is derived (based on the existing work of other author(s)) or composite (includes works of other author(s)), the title of such existing works and the full name of author(s) should be indicated as well as the basis of origin of right to use such works;
• Signed and stamped Power of Attorney;
• Other documents and materials depending on kind of case.
The procedure of copyright registration in Russia usually takes about 3-4 months.
Besides, the voluntary deposition of the works is provided by the non-governmental organizations of collective management of authors' copyright.
Tajikistan
The common list of required documents and data is the following:
• Full name(s), address(es) and the date of birth(s) of the author(s);
• Full name(s), address(es) of the Rightholder(s);
• Title of the copyright work;
• Date of creation of the work;
• Sample of the copyright work (in paper and electronic form); • Brief description of the copyright work;
• Signed and stamped Power of Attorney;
• Other documents and materials depending on kind of case.
The procedure of copyright registration in Tajikistan usually takes about 3-4 months.
Turkmenistan
The national procedure of copyright registration is stipulated only for computer programs, algorithms, data bases. The common list of required documents and data is the following:
• Full name(s), address(es) and the date of birth(s) of the author(s);
• Full name(s), address(es) of the Rightholder(s);
• Title of the copyright work;
• Date of creation of the work;
• Sample of the copyright work (the first 25 and the last 25 pages of source code that identifies the program or the algorithm, including the page containing the copyright notice (the symbol of protection) and the page containing the name of the algorithm or computer program) or the entire source code for a work less than 50 pages in length; and the first 25 and the last 25 pages of listing for the data base containing one file (a set of connected records considered as one unit);
• Brief description of the copyright work (the purpose, the scope, the functionality, the main technical characteristics, the name of programming, the type of realizing IBM);
• Data about previous registration(s)/certificate(s), if any (number, registration date);
• Place and date of the first public disclosure of the work, if any;
• Bases for the origin of the applicant's rights (if the applicant is not the author);
• In case the work is derived (based on the existing work of other author(s)) or composite (includes works of other author(s)), the title of such existing works and the full name of author(s) should be indicated as well as the basis of origin of right to use such works;
• Signed and stamped Power of Attorney;
• Other documents and materials depending on kind of case.
The procedure of copyright registration in Turkmenistan usually takes about 2-3 months.
Ukraine
The common list of required documents and data is the following:
• Full name(s), address(es) and the date of birth(s) of the author(s);
• Full name(s), address(es) of the Rightholder(s);
• Title of the copyright work;
• Date of creation of the work;
• Sample of the copyright work;
• Brief description of the copyright work;
• Data about previous registration(s)/certificate(s), if any (number, registration date);
• Place and date of the first public disclosure of the work, if any;
• In case the work was created under labor contract and the Rightholder is the employer of the author(s), the document confirming the ownership of property rights should be provided;
• In case the work is derived (based on the existing work of other author(s)) or composite (includes works of other author(s)), the title of such existing works and the full name of author(s) should be indicated as well as the basis of origin of right to use such works. A copy of the copyright agreement signed by the Rightholder with the copyright owner of the existing work could be demanded to provide;
• Signed and stamped Power of Attorney;
• Other documents and materials depending on kind of case.Other documents and materials depending on kind of case.
The procedure of copyright registration in Ukraine usually takes about 3-4 months.
Uzbekistan
The national procedure of copyright registration is stipulated only for computer programs and data bases.
The common list of required documents and data is the following:
• Full name(s), address(es) and the date of birth(s) of the author(s);
• Full name(s), address(es) of the Rightholder(s);
• Title of the copyright work;
• Date of creation of the work;
• Sample of the copyright work (the source code of the computer program or materials identifying the database);
• The basic interface(s);
• CD with the executable modules;
• Brief description of the work;
• Data about previous registration(s)/certificate(s), if any (number, registration date);
• Place and date of the first public disclosure of the work, if any;
• Bases for the origin of the applicant's rights (if the applicant is not the author);
• In case the work is derived (based on the existing work of other author(s)) or composite (includes works of other author(s)), the title of such existing works and the full name of author(s) should be indicated as well as the basis of origin of right to use such works;
• Signed and stamped Power of Attorney;
• Other documents and materials depending on kind of case.
The procedure of copyright registration in Uzbekistan usually takes about 3-4 months.
Besides, the voluntary deposition of the works is provided by the non-governmental organizations of collective management of authors' copyright.

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