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Copyright and Licensing in Argentina

Legislation

Argentina is one of more than 160 signatories of international copyright treaties: the Berne Convention and the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Copyright Treaty, among other WIPO-administered treaties. The country is also a member state of WIPO.

Argentina passed local copyright legislation, National Law 11.723, in 1933, with the most recent amendment in 2009.

Copyright Office of Argentina

The Dirección Nacional del Derecho de Autor (DNDA) is the governmental body in charge of copyright in Argentina. A part of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, the DNDA manages a registry of Argentine authors and their works.

Collective Licensing of Literature in Argentina

Centro de Administración de Derechos Reprográficos. Asociación Civil – República Argentina (CADRA) is the local collective licensing organization in Argentina. CADRA is an association of authors and publishers of books and other types of publications that provide academic institutions, corporations, government agencies, libraries and commercial copy shops with licenses to use and share works in its repertory. CADRA is member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations.

CADRA has participated in Copyright Clearance Center’s International Advancement Program (IAP), which promotes collective licensing around the world.

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