The Copyright Bill 2023 of Bangladesh, which seeks to replace the Copyright Act 2020, was passed in Parliament in September 2023.
“The Copyright Bill 2023 is another step closer for Bangladesh in terms of meeting the challenges that come with its upcoming graduation in 2026 from [a least-developed country] into a ‘developing’ nation,” said Tangina Akter Liza, an associate at Rahman’s Chambers in Dhaka. “The soon-to-be-enacted Copyright Act 2023 aims to encompass, in addition to all its existing provisions, all the inevitable developments of technology and the literary works of artists in both the physical and the digital spectrum.”
Among others, the bill extends its protection to ICT-related products, activities, databases and designs created by digital tools. Read more