Effective Date: September 23, 2023
The Awami National Party (ANP) respects the intellectual property rights of others and complies with the copyright laws of Pakistan, as governed primarily by the Pakistan Copyright Act, 1962 (the “Copyright Act”). This Copyright Policy outlines our commitment to respecting copyrights and intellectual property rights while using and publishing content on the ANP website (the “Website“).
1. Copyright Ownership
The Copyright Act of Pakistan grants the creator or author of an original work the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, perform, and adapt that work. Copyright ownership in Pakistan typically lasts for the lifetime of the author plus fifty years.
2. Copyrighted Material
ANP respects the copyrights of others and expects all users of our Website to do the same. We will not knowingly publish copyrighted material on our Website without proper authorization or without adhering to applicable exceptions and limitations under the Copyright Act.
3. Use of Copyrighted Material
a. Authorized Use: ANP may use copyrighted material with proper authorization or permission from the copyright owner. Such authorization may be in the form of licenses, contracts, or written consent.
b. Fair Use: Under the Copyright Act, fair use provisions allow for the use of copyrighted material for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. ANP respects fair use principles and will consider them when using copyrighted material.
4. Reporting Copyright Violations
ANP takes copyright violations seriously. If you believe that any content on our Website infringes on your copyright or the copyright of someone you represent, please provide us with the following information in writing, as required by the Copyright Act:
a. Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
b. Identification of the material on our Website that you claim is infringing, including a description of its location.
c. Your contact information, including your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
d. A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
e. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Please send copyright infringement notices to:
5. Removal of Copyrighted Material
Upon receipt of a valid copyright infringement notice as described above, ANP will promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing content in accordance with the Copyright Act.
If you believe that your content was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification, you may submit a counter-notice. The counter-notice should include the following information, as required by the Copyright Act:
a. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled.
b. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good-faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification.
c. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
d. A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the courts in Pakistan and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original copyright infringement notice or their agent.
Please send counter-notices to:
ANP is committed to respecting copyright laws and intellectual property rights as outlined in the Pakistan Copyright Act, 1962. We strive to maintain a Website that complies with copyright laws while providing valuable content to our users. If you have any questions or concerns about our Copyright Policy, please contact us at the provided contact information.
Last Updated: September, 23, 2023