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6. Are copyrights of R.O.C. citizens protected in other countries?

Taiwan became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on January 1, 2002. Under the WTO's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs), member countries are obligated to protect works of the nationals of other members. Therefore, works of R.O.C. citizens are entitled to protection in all other WTO member countries. However, for countries that are not WTO member, it depends on whether that country and R.O.C. have an arrangement for reciprocal copyright protection. If so, the works of R.O.C. nationals enjoy protection.

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