Copyright protection in Turkey is regulated under the Intellectual and Artistic Works Law No. 5846.
Turkey is also member to numerous international agreements related to Copyright Law, which are listed below:
- Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works;
- TRIPS Agreement;
- Paris Convention;
- Geneva Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms;
- Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations 1961;
- WIPO Copyright Treaty;
- Madrid Protocol; and
- European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production.
Turkey and Turkish web pages are unfortunately full of copyright infringements especially for books, movies and TV shows. As ASY LEGAL we fight for the rights of the copyright owners to stop these infringements and file the necessary civil and criminal lawsuits against infringers.
We also assisted a wide range of our clients from different sectors on their copyright licensing agreements.