As declared on the 17th April 2019, Uzbekistan will adopt the WIPO Copyright Treaty, with this treaty entering into force in Uzbekistan on 17th July 2019.

The WIPO Copyright Treaty, adopted at Geneva on 20th December 1996, is a special agreement under the Berne Convention which deals with the protection of works and rights of their authors in the digital environment. Under this Treaty, computer programs, whatever the mode or form of expression and compilations of data or other material (“databases”) shall be protected by copyright.