Thursday, December 27, 2007

Antique Copyright Law in Egypt

Remembered seeing this head somewhere before? Yeah, it's the sphinx located in Egypt.

Recently, the Egyptian government has cleverly thought of a money generating source of income. Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities will be passing a copyright law in the country that would made all copies of the ancient sphinx or pyramid illegal. In a way, pay up before you can use the replica of such.

There is a relief somehow whereby if your design is not the same as those found in Egypt, you don't need to pay up. As long as it's a same replica and it's being used for commercial purpose, you have to pay royalties. And if you wanted a replica in your large garden, a permission is required from the Egyptian government first.

Soon, this copyright law would be applied throughout the whole world. Does Malaysia has any of these replicas???? Can't think of any now. The only place that I could think of is the Las Vegas tourism area.

A good example is the Luxor Hotel and Casino itself.
Reading: Egypt 'to copyright antiquities' - BBC News/Africa

Tags: Egypt, Egyptian, Sphinx, Pyramid, Supreme Council of Antiquities, Antique, Copyright, Las Vegas, Luxor Hotel and Casino



Blogger 3POINT8 said...

Hhmm.... what about Sunway Pyramid?

27 December, 2007 22:42  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

looks like it with the sphinx and pyramid ideas but i think the sunway sphinx is a lion head. maybe will be hit on the pyramid only.

29 December, 2007 00:18  

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