Copyright Amendment Act, 1988

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Copyright Amendment Act, 1988
enacted by the Parliament of South Africa
The Copyright Amendment Act, 1988 (Act No. 13 of 1988), is a South African Act of Parliament that amended the Copyright Act, 1978. It was published in Government Gazette No. 11202 on 23 March 1988, and came into operation upon publications, although sections 2 and 3 were deemed to be retroactive to 25 September 1987.

Note that [words in bold type in square brackets] indicate omissions from existing enactments, while words underlined with a solid line indicate insertions in existing enactments.

Act

To amend the Copyright Act, 1978, so as to alter the designation of the Minister concerned; to abolish the protection granted for 10 years in respect of copyright in certain artistic works of which authorized reproductions were made; and to repeal the presumptions for proving an infringement of copyright in such works; and to provide for matters connected therewith.



(Afrikaans text signed by the State President.)
(Assented to 14 March 1988.)



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


Amendment of section 1 of Act 98 of 1978, as amended by section 1 of Act 56 of 1980, section 1 of Act 66 of 1983 and section 1 of Act 52 of 1984

1. Section 1 of the Copyright Act, 1978 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection (1) for the definition of “Minister” of the following definition:

“‘Minister’ means the Minister of [Industries, Commerce and Tourism] Economic Affairs and Technology;”.


Amendment of section 15 of Act 98 of 1978, as amended by section 2 of Act 66 of 1983

2. (1) Section 15 of the principal Act is hereby amended―

(a) by the deletion of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of subsection (3A); and

(b) by the deletion of paragraph (b) of subsection (3A).

(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 25 September 1987.


Amendment of section 26 of Act 98 of 1978, as amended by section 3 of Act 66 of 1983 and section 10 of Act 52 of 1984

3. (1) Section 26 of the principal Act is hereby amended by the deletion of subsection (8).
(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 25 September 1987.


Short title

4. This Act shall be called the Copyright Amendment Act, 1988.

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."