Copyright regulates the civil relations for the use of works of science, literature and art. Such relationships arise consequently to the creation of the work by the creator, as a result of which copyrights appear and form a base for copyright agreements. The main document of legislation governing the field of copyright in Egypt is Law No. 82 of 2002.
Copyright protects works of science, literature and art, which are the products of human creativity and imagination. These results are protected by copyright if they have be proven as original and are expressed in any objective form accessible to others.
The law includes list of works protected by copyright such as literary and dramatic works, films, television and video recordings, paintings, sculpture, graphics, photographs, works of architecture, books, speeches, 3-D works, folk art and musical pieces.
Moreover, protection is also provided for the members of entertainment field that comprise performers and specialists, responsible for production of performance accompanying materials.
The publication of the work of art for broadcasting, learning, intermediary and enlightening purposes is controlled by the Cultural Affairs’ Supreme Council.
Egypt has joined the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.