During its campaign #Own_your_Drawing .. SAIP: Drawings are right to their owners foreverPublic Relations
Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property stated that drawings are belong to its owner, and it is one of the original works protected under the provisions of the copyright law, where the owner owns the moral and financial rights to his/her work, and no one has the right to exploit or modify them without a permission of the right holder in accordance with the provisions of the regulations which provides for the moral right, which shall never expire, whether the right holder is alive or dead, and the financial right shall be forfeited by virtue of the agreement or contract with the right holder in case the drawing is waived for a person or entity.
The Authority affirmed that Article 22 of the Copyright Law provides penalties that may be imposed on anyone who violates the provisions of regulations and infringes protected works: Where the Committee for the Consideration of Copyright Infringements may impose a financial penalty of not more than one hundred thousand Riyals, it may also close the infringing facility or have contributed to the infringement on the drawings for a period not exceeding two months, and to remove infringement and to defamation, in the manner that the committee deems appropriate, at the expense of the infringer. In the case of repeated infringements of the same or other work, the maximum penalty may be doubled. If the Committee considers that the violation requires imprisonment or a fine exceeding 100,000 or require a cancellation of the license, it should refer the matter to the Board of Directors of SAIP for transmission to the competent judicial authority to impose such punishment. The Commission may decide on a financial compensation for the affected person commensurate with the scale of the assault and the damage caused to him.
SAIP called on the infringed drawing owners to submit the complaint request via email SAIP@SAIP.GOV.SA or through its Social Media Account @SAIPKSA , or to attend at the headquarters of the Authority and bring proof of infringement of their rights guaranteed by the low, to prove infringement, and to attach statements of the infringer, whether natural or legal person, the right holder or his representative under a power of attorney must submit the complaint.