Copyright and related rights

Copyright and related rights are not subject to registration with any official Lithuanian body and are protected in accordance with the national law and international documents signed by Lithuania (see legislation).

These rights relate to:

The author shall have exclusive rights to perform or to authorise any of the following acts: reproduction of a work in any form or by any means, its publication, translation, adaptation, transformation of a work, distribution of the original or copies of a work to the public by sale, rental, import, public display and performance of the copies of a work, broadcasting and retransmission, etc.

Copyright is valid for the life of the author and for 70 years after his death. The protection of the author's moral rights is of unlimited duration. With regard to anonymous and pseudonymous works, the duration of the authors' rights is 70 years after the work is lawfully disclosed to the public. The rights of performers run for 50 years after the date of the performance.

The Lithuanian public institution investigating issues connected with copyright and related rights is the Board of Copyright and Related Rights of Lithuania.

Disputes involving copyright and related rights are subject to court consideration.

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