Introduction to Copyright Protection in Nepal

19 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2013

Date Written: January 2, 2013


Copyright encourages creativity, it provides authors and artists of all types and in all countries with a means of transacting in their works, a means by which they can earn their livelihood, and as such has an important role to play in encouraging all forms of creative endeavor and by encouraging creative endeavor copyright helps to maintain cultural diversity. This paper gives insight of overall status of Intellectual Property in Nepal, particularly focused on Copyright legislation of Nepal. Adjusting legal system of copyright is vigorously in need in the twenty-first century. A close and critical reading of the text reveals several instances of lapses and defects, which exist, to a great extent, simply because copyright has never been applied previously in Nepal. Any interference with their exclusive rights could impact harshly on deserving authors in both developed and developing countries. So, paper further deals with the rights of the authors. Lastly this article in brief explores the commonalities and differences between Nepal and India Copyright Law in particular, focuses on the latitude offered under each system for parodies of copyrighted world. Along with this, paper analyze and find lacuna of Copyright Act of Nepal with recommendation.

Keywords: Copyright, Intellectual property rights, Authors, Nepal, India, International, recommendation

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Upreti, Pratyush Nath, Introduction to Copyright Protection in Nepal (January 2, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

Pratyush Nath Upreti (Contact Author)

Sciences Po Law School ( email )

27 rue Saint-Guillaume
Paris, 75337


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