Fundamentals of Pakistan's Copyright Law

39 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2013 Last revised: 26 Apr 2016

Date Written: April 24, 2013


In common parlance the copyright can be defined as the sole and exclusive liberty of printing or otherwise multiplying copies of any literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works. It exists in original literary, dramatic and musical works, and cinematograph films and records. For the purposes of Pakistan's Copyright Ordinance (of 1962) there has to be some intellectual property, literary work, script, lecture, musical work, photograph, cinematograph work and others and the original owner thereof.

The piecemeal development of Pakistan's copyright law has rendered it complex, and in certain instances, redundant! This treatise, unravels it all for the reader, in the light of important case-law.

Keywords: copyright law, intellectual property law, Pakistan law, related rights law, neighboring rights law

Suggested Citation

Daudpota, Faisal, Fundamentals of Pakistan's Copyright Law (April 24, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

Faisal Daudpota (Contact Author)

Advocate High Court ( email )


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