Copyright Law in Libya Law No. (9) For 1968* Issuing the Copyright Protection Law We Idris the First, King of the Kingdom of Libya The Senate Council and the Representation Council have approved the following law, and hereby sanction and issue this law. Article (1) The provisions of this law shall apply to copyright protection and any provisions inconsistent therewith shall be repealed. Article (2) The Minister of Information & Culture shall implement this law and it shall be effective as from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette. Idris Issued at Al Khold Palace on 17 Dhu'l- Hijja, 1416 A.H., corresponding to 16 March 1968. At the King's order Ahmad Al-Salhain Al-Honi Abdul Hamid Al-Bkoosh Minister of Information & Culture Prime Minister Published in the Official Gazette, Issue No. 10 of 30/3/1968 Law for the Protection of Copyright PART ONE Works whose Authors are protected Article (1) The authors of original literary, artistic and scientific works of art, shall enjoy protection under this law no matter their type, method of expression, importance or their purpose of production. Any natural or legal person who registers a work in his name shall be considered an author, except if there is evidence to the contrary. The priority of registration shall prevail when there are many registrations, unless there is evidence to the contrary.