|According to the Decree no. 321/1956 of June 18, 1956 Chapter 1 Article 7, the encyclopedias, dictionaries and corpora achieved between 1956 and 1996 benefit from intellectual property protection during a limited term, as follows:
Of the aforementioned works, those whose term hadn't expired before 1996 received a considerable prolongation, according to the Romanian Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights Law no. 8/1996 of March 14, 1996 Article 149, Paragraph 3:
Therefore, Romanian dictionaries, encyclopedias and corpora whose protection term expired before 1996 are now in the public domain. These include dictionaries, encyclopedias and corpora issued between 1956 and 1976.