Copyright in Israel

What is copyright under the Israeli law?

Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection based on the Israeli Copyright Act of 2007 for original works of authorship provided that they are fixed in any tangible medium.

Until May 2008 copyright laws in Israel were based on the Israeli Copyright Act of 1911 and the Copyright Ordinance. In May 2008 the new Copyright Act of 2007 replaced the Copyright Act of 1911 and the Copyright Ordinance in most copyright matters.

What is protected under the copyright act?

Copyright law protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright law also protects music records.

Copyright is the exclusive rights to do any of the following uses in the protected work: copy, publicize (for unpublished works) public performance, (for any literary, dramatic, musical, and music record) broadcast, public display, or performing any derivative work (for record, cinema work and computer software).

What is not protected under copyright law?

Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, process and method of performance, mathematic concept, facts, data and news of the day. Nevertheless, copyright law may protect the way these things are expressed.

When is my work protected?

Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in any tangible way.