Copyright Amendment Act, 1980
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Copyright Act, 1978. It was published on 23 May 1980 in Government Gazette No. 7010, and came into effect upon publication.
The Copyright Amendment Act, 1980 (Act No. 56 of 1980), is a South African Act of Parliament that amended the |
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To amend the Copyright Act, 1978, so as to provide that originality shall be a requirement for copyright in any work; to apply certain provisions applying to a work, also to a substantial part of such work; to further define a diffusion service for certain purposes; to further define the circumstances in which reproduction of a work shall be permitted; to determine ownership of copyright; and to effect certain textual alterations; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
(English text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 5 May 1980.)
Be it enacted by the State President, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:―
“(2A) Any reference in this Act to the doing of any act in relation to any work shall, unless the context otherwise indicates, be construed as a reference also to the doing of any such act in relation to any substantial part of such work.”.
2. Section 2 of the principal Act is hereby amended―
3. Section 6 of the principal Act is hereby amended―
4. Section 7 of the principal Act is hereby amended―
5. Section 8 of the principal Act is hereby amended―
6. The following section is hereby substituted for section 9 of the principal Act:
7. Section 10 of the principal Act is hereby amended by the sunstitution for the words preceding paragraph (a) of the following words:
“Copyright in a broadcast [or any substantial part thereof] vests the exclusive right to do or to authorize the doing of any of the following acts in the Republic:”.
8. The following section is hereby substituted for section 13 of the principal Act:
9. The following section is hereby substituted for section 21 of the principal Act:
10. This Act shall be called the Copyright Amendment Act, 1980.
This work is in the public domain because it was created and first published in South Africa and it is an official text of a legislative, administrative or legal nature, or an official translation of such a text.
According to the Copyright Act, 1978, § 12 (8) (a), "No copyright shall subsist in official texts of a legislative, administrative or legal nature, or in official translations of such texts."