The purpose of this Law is to protect authors’ rights and stimulate the production of intellectual creations in the literary, artistic and scientific fields by promoting their use by society with a view to edifying a culture corresponding to the new social order that is being established in the People’s Republic of Angola.

The copyright governed by this ‘Law shall be exercised in accordance with the objectives and superior interests of the People’s Republic of Angola and with the socialist principles deriving there from, taking into account society’s need for a broad dissemination of literary, artistic and scientific productions.