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Registration of Computer Programs and Databases has started.

The most important benefit of registration will be proof of the ownership of programs or databases. By this way, it will be easier to prevent illegal use of these software or databases and to get result from the court in case of conflict.

Presently, database systems form the infrastructure of the computer systems which are being used in wide areas such as banking sector, automotive industry, health information systems, company management, telecommunication systems and air transportation.

Database software, on the other hand, is the name given to that software which stores data in a systematic way. Various software can store data, but the difference is that database can operate and modify this data efficiently and quickly. Database is the hearth of the information system and it gains value when used effectively. At this point, registration of computer programs and databases gains more importance.

Protection Period:


According to Article 27 of the Law about Intellectual and Artistic Works, the protection period continues as long as the proprietor lives and for 70 years after his death. When there is more than one proprietor, this period ends 70 years later than the death of the last proprietor.

If the first proprietor is a legal entity, protection period is 70 years starting from the date of declaration.

Rights it will provide

Below are listed the legal rights given to those companies or people, who registered computer programs or databases, under the headline of infringement of material rights according to the LAW ON INDUSTRIAL AND ARTISTIC WORKS;

1. Those people who sell or distribute copies of a work or program, multiplied by themselves, although there is a contact in-between, by violating this contract, are subject to confinement from two to three years or money penalty from 10 billions to 50 billions or considering the size of the loss, both of them,

2. Those people who sell works or multiplied copies thereof, without permission of the proprietor, in those places specified in Paragraph 07 of Article 81 of this law, are subject to confinement from two to three years or money penalty from 10 billions to 50 billions or considering the size of the loss, both of them,

3. Those people, who, without permission of the proprietor,

a) process works in any way,
b) multiply works in any way,
c) distribute works in any way,
d) bring copies of works in legal or illegal ways to the country and make them subject to trade in any possible way,
e) show or display works in public area, organize this show, or distribute or help to distribute same through all kinds of signs, sounds and/or images including digital transfer, is subject to confinement from two to four years or monetary penalty from 50 billions to 150 billions or considering the size of the loss, both of them.

 
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