Copyright Amendment Act, 1986

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Copyright Amendment Act, 1986
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
The Copyright Amendment Act, 1986 (Act No. 39 of 1986), is a South African Act of Parliament that amended the Copyright Act, 1978. It was published on 23 April 1986 in Government Gazette No. 10201, and came into force upon publication.

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Act

To amend the Copyright Act, 1978, so as to provide that the exclusive licensee and the exclusive sub-licensee shall have the same rights of action and be entitled to the same legal remedies as the owner of the copyright; and to provide that their rights of action and legal remedies shall be concurrent with those of such owner.



(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 9 April 1986.)



Be it enacted by the State President and the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:―


Amendment of section 25 of Act 98 of 1978.

1. The following section is hereby substituted for section 25 of the Copyright Act, 1978:

“Rights of action and remedies of exclusive licensee and exclusive sub-licensee.

25. [The exclusive licensee shall have the same rights of action and be entitled to the same remedies as if the license had been an assignment.] An exclusive licensee and an exclusive sub-licensee shall have the same rights of action and be entitled to the same remedies as if the license were an assignment, and those rights and remedies shall be concurrent with the rights and remedies of the owner of the copyright under which the licence and sub-licence were granted.”.


Short title.

2. This Act shall be called the Copyright Amendment Act, 1986.

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."