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THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957

Title : THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957

Year : 1957



In the case a 1*[sound recording] copyright shall subsist until 2*[sixty years] from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the 1*[sound recording] is published.

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1. Substituted by Act 38 of 1994, sec. 2, for "record" w.e.f. 10-5-1995.

2. Substituted by Act 13 of 1992, sec. 2, for "fifty years" w.r.e.f. 28-12-1991.

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In the case of Government work, where Government is the first owner of the copyright therein, copyright shall subsist until 1*[sixty years] from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the record is first published.

28A - 2*Term of copyright in works of public undertakings

In the case of a work, where a public undertaking is the first owner of the copyright therein, copyright shall subsist until 1[sixty years] from the beginning of the calendar years next following the year in which the work is first published.]
 
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1. Substituted by Act 13 of 1992, sec. 2, for "fifty years" w.r.e.f. 28-12-1991.

2. Inserted by Act 23 of 1983, sec. 11 w.e.f. 9-8-1984.

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In the case of a work of any international organisation to which the provisions of section 41 apply, copyright shall subsist until 1*[sixty years] from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the work is first published.
  
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1. Substituted by Act 13 of 1992, sec. 2, for "fifty years" w.r.e.f. 28-12-1991.

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The owner of the copyright in any existing work of the prospective owner of the copyright in any future work may grant any interest in the right by licence in 1*[writing by him] or by his duly authorised agent:

Provided
that in the case of a licence relating to copyright in any future work, the licence shall take effect only when the work comes into existence.

Explanation
.-Where a person to whom a licence relating to copyright in any future work is granted under this section dies before the work comes into existence, his legal representatives shall, in the absence of any provision to the contrary in the licence, be entitled to the benefit of the licence.
 
30A - 2*Application of sections 19 and 19A

The provisions of 3*[sections 19] shall, with any necessary adaptations and modifications, apply in relation to a licence under section 30 as they apply in relation to assignment of copyright in a work.]
 
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1. Substituted by the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012 (Act No. 27 of 2012) w.e.f. 21.06.2012 for the following : -"writing signed by him"

2. Inserted by Act 38 of 1994, section 10 w.e.f. 10-5-1995.

3. Substituted by the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012 (Act No. 27 of 2012) w.e.f. 21.06.2012 for the following : -"sections 19 and 19A"

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