Act of Georgian independence of 1918



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Description Act of the Independence of Georgia
Date 26 May 1918(1918-05-26)
Source Parliament of Georgia
Author Parliament of Georgia
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Public domain This work is not an object of copyright according to the Law of Georgia No. 2388-Is of September 9, 1999 on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights

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Article 8. Works To Which Copyright Does Not Apply

  1. Copyright does not apply to the following works:
    a) official documents (laws, decisions of courts, other texts of administrative and normative character), as well as their official translations;
    b) official symbols of state (flag, emblem, anthem, award, monetary symbols, other official signs and symbols of state);
    c) information of events and facts.
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Greater coat of arms of Georgia.svg

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  • (c) official documents of a political, legislative or administrative nature (laws, decrees, resolutions, court awards, State standards, etc.) issued by government authorities within their powers, and official translations thereof. [1]


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