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File:Coat of arms of Ethiopia.svg


አማርኛ: የኢትዮጵያ አርማ
العربية: شعار أثيوبيا
Česky: Znak Etiopie
Deutsch: Wappen Äthiopiens
English: Coat of arms of Ethiopia
Esperanto: Blazono de Etiopio
עברית: סמל אתיופיה
Italiano: Stemma dell' Etiopia
Русский: Герб Эфиопии
Slovenščina: državni grb Etiopije
Soomaaliga: Astaanta Qaranka ee Itoobiya
Volapük: Sköt Lätiopäna
Date 16 May 2009
Source Own work, design from
Author IvY88
( Reusing this file)
Public domain This work was first published in Ethiopia and is now in the public domain because its copyright protection has expired by virtue of the Proclamation No. 410/2004 on Copyright and Neighboring Rights Protection, enacted 2004. The work meets one of the following criteria:
  • It is an anonymous, pseudonymous or posthumous work and 50 years have passed since the date of its publication
  • It is a collective or audiovisual work and 50 years have passed since the date of its publication
  • It is a photographic work, and 25 years have passed since the date of its creation (or publication, whatever date is the latest)
  • It is another kind of work, and 50 years have passed since the year of death of the author (or last-surviving author)
  • It is "any official text of a legislative, administrative or of legal nature, as well as official translations thereof"
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  • Afghanistan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, the Seychelles, Somalia, Turkmenistan and Tuvalu.

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  • Unpublished works from these countries may be fully copyrighted.

Ethiopia has enacted a copyright law as published in the Official Gazette ( Unofficial English (WIPO) translation) which came into force on 19 July 2004.
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