Copyright Law in Turkey Key Development and Predictions 2021

In the report, we outline eight controversial issues that we often encounter in Turkish copyright Law.

This past year of 2020 was a tough year for Turkey, just like the rest of the world. After the announcement of the first official recognition of Covid-19 on March 11, 2020, our country experienced lockdowns, travel restrictions, and limited access to official bodies throughout the year.

During the second quarter of the year, business came to a standstill but, after June, with the introduction of the “new normal” into our lives, most actors learned to conduct business under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic.

There has been a very rapid digital transformation in almost every field in our country, as the entire world has had to employ. In the digitalizing world, the protection of copyrights in the internet environment, copyright ownership on products created by artificial intelligence, the protection of copyrights in sectors with more comprehensive technical details, such as computers and software, which are increasing daily, the transfer of these rights, and how the rights of employees will be regulated, have also gained great importance.

This document is a compilation of various topics that we believe are important for copyright owners in the context of digital transformation that that have taken place over the past year.