Under Pakistan's Copyright Ordinance of 1962 and its amendments, original works of literature, art and science, regardless of type, significance or purpose are protectable.

Copyright Shall Not Subsist on

where the author or creator of the design, for good consideration executes the work for some other person, the person for whom the design is so executed,

Term of Copyrights

Except as otherwise hereinafter provided, copyright shall subsist in any literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work (other than a photograph) published within the life time of the author until fifty years from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the author dies.

Registration of Copyrights

        The author or publisher of, or the owner of or other person interested in the copyright in, any work may make an application in the prescribed form accompanied by the prescribed fee to the Registrar for entering particulars of the work in the Register of Copyrights. 

Copyright Infringement

  (a)      when any person without the consent of the owner of the copyright or without a license granted by such owner or the Registrar under this Ordinance or in contravention of the conditions of a license so granted or of any condition imposed by a competent authority under this Ordinance;-