Copyright

Copyright

Does Vietnam have copyright laws?

Yes. Copyright issues in Vietnam are covered by the Law on Intellectual Property of 2005. Guidance on the Law on Intellectual Property is provided by the Government Decree issued in September 2006. 

One of the most important and key points of the Law on Intellectual Property of Vietnam, is Clause 2 of Article 25.

According to Article 25, Intellectual Property Law of 2005 (Vietnam National Assembly), published works may be used without having to seek permission or pay royalties or remuneration in the following cases:

  • Making one copy of the work of an author for scientific research or teaching purposes
  • Reasonable quoting from a work in order to comment on or illustrate one's own works, without misrepresenting the author's views
  • Quoting from a work in order to write an article published in a newspaper or periodical, in a radio or television broadcast or in a documentary, without misrepresenting the author's views
  • Quoting from a work in school or university for lecturing purposes without misrepresenting the author's views and not for commercial purposes
  • Copying of a work by a library for archival and research purposes.

For further information please download the FAQs on RMIT Vietnam Copyright Law and try our Interactive Flashcard.