The amended Copyright Law No. 3 of 1971,Order No. 83 issued by the Coalition Provisional Authority on April 29, 2004, governs the protection of copyright in Iraq. However, the aforementioned law is in stages of implementation.
In order to gain protection, the publishers of copyrightable works will have to deposit copies of the work with the Ministry of Culture. Protection is granted to every Intellectual Property work of art no matter what its type, method of expression, importance and purpose is.