Colombian Congress approved new Law on Copyright: pending Presidential Sanction for its entry into force

On 22 May 2018, the Colombian Congress approved a Bill updating the current legislation on copyright and related rights.

According to the Colombian Copyright Office (DNDA in Spanish), the new law specifies the scope of copyright and related property rights, increases the term of protection for legal persons, updates the regime of limitations and exceptions to copyright, establishes the regime for the use of orphan works, establishes provisions in relation to protection measures and updates enforcement measures.

Previous to the entry into force of the new law, a review process of the approved text between the 2 Congress Chambers must be completed.  Once this is done, the new law must be sanctioned by the President.