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Copyright rules: Tunisia
StandardLife + 50 years
PhotographCreation + 50 years
AnonymousPublish + 50 years
AudiovisualCreate/publish + 50 years
PosthumousPublish + 50 years
Terms run to year endYes
Common licence tags{{PD-Tunisia}}
ISO 3166-1 alpha-3TUN
Berne convention5 December 1887
WTO member29 March 1995
URAA restoration date‌*1 January 1996
*‌A work is usually protected in the US if it is a type of work copyrightable in the US, published after 1925 and protected in the country of origin on the URAA date.
This page provides an overview of copyright rules of Tunisia relevant to uploading works into Wikimedia Commons. Note that any work originating in Tunisia must be in the public domain, or available under a free license, in both Tunisia 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 Tunisia, refer to the relevant laws for clarification.
The French colonization of Tunisia occurred in 1881. Tunisia gained full independence on 20 March 1956.
Tunisia has been a member of the Berne Convention since 5 December 1887 and the World Trade Organization since 29 March 1995.[1]
As of 2018 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, listed Law No. 94-36 of February 24, 1994, on Literary and Artistic Property as the main IP law enacted by the legislature of Tunisia.[1] WIPO holds the text of this law in their WIPO Lex database.[2] This was amended by Law No. 2009-33 of 23 June 2009 amending and supplementing Law No. 94 36 of 24 February 1994 on literary and artistic property.[3]
General rules
According to the 1994 law as amended in 2009,
Before 5 July 2009, a photographic work was protected for 25 years from creation. Pictures taken before July 5, 1984 have already been placed into the public domain.
Folklore: not free
See also: Commons:Paying public domain
Folklore forms part of the national heritage and any transcription of folklore with a view to exploitation for profit shall require authorization from the Ministry responsible for culture against payment of a fee for the benefit of the welfare fund of the Copyright Protection Agency. Authorization from the Ministry responsible for culture shall also be required for the production of works inspired by folklore for the full or partial assignment of copyright in a work inspired by folklore or for an exclusive license with respect to such work. Folklore within the meaning of this Law shall be any artistic heritage bequeathed by preceding generations and bound up with customs and traditions and any aspect of folk creation such as folk stories, writings, music and dance.[94-36/1994 Article 7]
Copyright tags
COM:TAG Tunisia
See also: Commons:Copyright tags
The Tunisian law n°94-36 of February 24, 1994 on literary and artistic property stipulates that:
  • Copyright shall subsist for the lifetime of the author and for 50 Gregorian years counted from January 1 of the year following the author's death…
  • In the case of works of joint authorship, the date of the death of the last surviving author…
  • In the case of anonymous or pseudonymous works, copyright shall subsist for 50 years as from the date on which the work has been lawfully made available to the public…
  • In the case of photographic works, copyright shall only subsist for 25 Gregorian years as from the year during which the work was made.
Freedom of panorama
COM:FOP Tunisia
See also: Commons:Freedom of panorama
OK {{FoP-Tunisia}}
Allowed uses without permission include "the reproduction or communication of a work of architecture or fine arts, or of a work of the applied arts or a photographic work, when it is located permanently in a public place, except for the museums, art galleries or any artistic heritage bequeathed by the former generations.[2009-33 Article 10(g)]
See also
  1. a b Tunisia Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights). WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization (2018). Retrieved on 2018-11-08.
  2. Law No. 94-36 of February 24, 1994, on Literary and Artistic Property. Tunisia (1994). Retrieved on 2018-11-08.
  3. Law No. 2009-33 of 23 June 2009 amending and supplementing Law No. 94 36 of 24 February 1994 on literary and artistic property. Tunisia (2009). Retrieved on 2018-11-08.
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Last edited on 26 June 2021, at 20:45
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