Intellectual Properties Policy


  1. Protection of intellectual property rights in the Library

The Law on the Protection of Egyptian Intellectual Property Rights No. 82 of 2002 provides for the protection of literary and artistic property rights.

 These rights include all creations in the fields of literature, science and the arts in whatever form, mode of expression or importance.

The Central Library is committed to the implementation of articles 140 and 171 of the Act, including:

  1. Books, brochures, articles, flyers and other written works.
  2. Computer Programs.
  3. Databases whether read from the computer or from others.
  4. Lectures, sermons, sermons and any other oral works if recorded.
  5. Dramatic works, musical performances and pantomimes.
  6. Music works associated with or unrelated to words.
  7. Audiovisual works.
  8. Architecture works.
  9. Drawing works in lines or colors, sculpture and printing on stone, on textiles and any similar works in the field of fine arts.
  10. Photographic works and the like.
  11. Works of applied art and design.
  12. Illustrations, geographical maps (sketches), and three-dimensional works related to geography, topography, or architectural designs.
  13. Derivative works, without prejudice to the prescribed protection of the works derived from them. Protection shall include the title of the work if it is innovative.
  14. Digital Circuits.
  15. Plays.
  16. Cinema.
  17. Painting with lines, colors or engravings.
  18. Works that perform movements.
  19. Works using information technology.


Rules for copying workbooks

The following is allowed:



  •  Copy short parts of a work in a written or recorded audio or visual recording for teaching purposes for clarification or explanation. Provided that the copies are within reasonable limits and not exceeding their purpose, and that the name of the author and the title of the work be reproduced whenever possible.
  •  Copy an article, short work, or extract from a paper work, whether or not it is necessary, for teaching purposes, taking into consideration:

           - One-time copying at separate disconnected times.

           - The name of the author and the title of the work shall be indicated on each copy.

           - Not to profit directly or indirectly.

  • (10% - 20%) of the total of any book or reference protected by a local and / or international deposit number (ISBN) for the purposes of memorization and research. This personal copy, whether paper or non-paper, shall not be permitted.
  • No books or study memoranda bearing the name of the owner may be sold or traded without the protection of a local or international deposit number.
  • That the copying is intended to preserve the original or replace the copy with a copy that has been lost, damaged, or rendered unusable and cannot be replaced on reasonable terms.
  • The temporary reproduction of a work done during digital broadcasting or while performing work aimed at receiving a digitally stored work, and within the normal operation of the instrument used by the person entitled to do so.
  • The staff of the Central Library should observe the implementation of the controls of this protection,

The most important:

  1. Do not use or copy software from the computer without obtaining the approval of the issuing authority.
  2. Not to allow copies of works to constitute an infringement of copyright in the protection of works of art and literature.


Dr.Maurice Abo El-Saad

Central Library Director