(i)	 "reproduction" means the making of one or

more copies of a literary, artistic or scien­
tific work in any material form whatsoever
including any sound or visual recording;
(j)	 "performance" means the public presenta­
tion, execution or recitation of a work by
any means whatsoever;
(k)	 "broadcasting" means the transmitting, for
reception by the public, by wireless means
or by wire, of sounds or of images and
Article 5. The protection afforded to literary,
artistic and scientfic works shall extend to their
title, on condition that it is original, that it cannot
be confused with that of a previously disclosed
work and does not consist of a necessary or usual
generic designation of the subject matter of such
works or is not constituted by the names of histori­
cal, literary or mythological persons.

Derivative works
Article 7. Notwithstanding the rights of their au­
thors, whose authorization remains necessary in all
cases, the following works are protected as deriva­
tive works:
(a)	 translations, adaptations, transpositions, ar­
rangements or other transformations of lit­
erary, artistic and scientific works;
(b)	 compilations of such works, such as anthol­
ogies, encyclopedias or selected passages,
which, by reason of the selection and ar­
rangement of their contents, constitute intel­
lectual creations.
Works offolklore
Article 8. This Law also protects works of folk­
lore together with collections, transcriptions and
arrangements of such works, where they respect the
authenticity of the works and show originality.

Original works

Non-protected works

Article 6. For the purposes of this Law, the
following, in particular, are considered original
(a)	 books, pamphlets, newspapers, reviews and
other writings;
(b)	 lectures, lessons and similar works, whether
written or oral;
(c)	 dramatic and dramatico-musical works;
(d)	 musical works, with or without words,
whether or not in written form, once they
are recorded;
(e)	 choreographic works and pantomimes;
(j)	 cinematographic works or works produced
by processes analogous to cinematography;
(g)	 television works and audiovisual works in
(h)	 radiophonic works;
(i)	 works of drawing, painting, sculpture, en­
graving, lithography, tapestry and architec­
(j)	 photographic works or works produced by
processes analogous to photography;
(k)	 works of applied art, whether handicraft or
produced on an industrial scale;
(I)	 illustrations, maps, plans, sketches and
three-dimensional works relative to geogra­
phy, topography, architecture or science;
(m)	 works of folklore in accordance with the
provisions of Article 8 and Article I 5 of this
(n)	 computer programs.

Article 9. Shall not be considered to enjoy the
protection afforded by this Law:
(a)	 laws and decisions by judicial and adminis­
trative organs;
(b)	 speeches and addresses pronounced in pub­
lic, except where compiled in a collection by
their authors;
(c)	 the news of the day published by the press or

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Scope of the Law
Article 10. This Law shall apply to:

all literary, artistic and scientific works
whose authors are Angolan nationals or per­
sons habitually resident on the territory of
the People's Republic of Angola;
(b)	 works published for the first time on the ter­
ritory of the People's Republic of Angola,
whatever the nationality or place of resi­
dence of their authors;
(c)	 works of foreign authors not residing on the
territory of the People's Republic of Angola,
that have been created or published after its
entry into force, in accordance with the obli­
gations deriving from the international con­
ventions to which the People's Republic of
Angola has acceded, or if it is ascertained
that the works of Angolan authors enjoy
reciprocal protection in the countries con­


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