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Special 384 Copyright Protection Postage Stamps (1998)

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Stamp SN D384
Stamp Name Special 384 Copyright Protection Postage Stamps (1998)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Law
Issue date 1998-04-30
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 40 x 30 ( mm )
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Inc, R. O. C.
Designer Lee Kuang-chi
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20 (5 X 4)
Print color Colorful
Process Deep etch offset
Perforation 11 1/2 x 11
The ROC Copyright Law was drawn up and passed in 1928, and now there is a widespread understanding here in Taiwan about the importance of respectig copyrights. Our efforts in this regard have been acknowledged and respected by international society. To promote the Copyright Law, the Directorate plans to release a stamp on the theme of "protecting copyrights." The stamp is composed of 10 symbols representingcategories of human creative or intellectual endeavor protected under the Copyright Law, which are super imposed across the silhouette of a human head (symbolizing brainstorming) that is surrounded by a rainbow (symbolizing wisdom) and cupped by two hands (symbolizing protection).The Copyright Law of the ROC gives protection to works of written and oral language, music, drama and dance, fine arts, photography, graphics, audiovisuals, sound recording, architecture and computer programming. There is an international trend to respect copyriqhts, and respecting them reflects upon the basic morality of our citizens. The public should not buy, sell or make merchandise in violation of the Copyright Law. Before using other's works. the permission of the copyright holders should be obtained. By respecting others, you respect yourself.
(1)First Day Cover to be sold at NT$2 .00 apiece. (2)Folder especially prepared for the stamps to be sold at NT$ 6.00 apiece. (3)Folder with crystal mount for better protection of the stamps to be sold at NT$8 .00 apiece. (4)Loose-leaf stamp album page with plastic cover to be sold at NT$ 8.00 apiece. (5)Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with a complete set of stamps to be sold at NT$21 .00 apiece.