With the Amendment to the Regulation on Compilation of Reproduced Intellectual and Artistic works (“Regulation”), published on 20 December 2017 and entering into effect on the same date, Turkey has launched an online compilation scheme for electronic and physical works. Accordingly, all electronic and physical works, including those published on the internet for the first time, must now be submitted to the Electronic Publication Compilation System (“EYDeS“) within 15 days. The System is operated via the National Library Presidency website.

The owners of physical works must now submit a digital version to the National Library Presidency via EYDeS.

Works compiled in EYDeS will be available to the visually impaired, provided that all the measures are taken to prevent infringement of rights. 

The detailed methods and principles for compiling works, as well as protection measures to prevent infringements of rights, will be regulated via a directive from the National Library Presidency. 

Please see this link for full text of the Regulation (only available in Turkish).

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.