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AUSTRALIAN COPYRIGHT ACT 585
(2.) Lecturing right shall subsist in every lecture, whe- ther the author is a British subject or not, which has, after the commencement of this Act, been delivered in public in Australia, before or simultaneously with its first delivery in public elsewhere.
16. Commencement of copyright, performing right, and lee- Commence- turing right. — (i.) The copyright in a book shall begin ment with its first publication in Australia.
(2.) The performing right in a dramatic or musical work shall begin with its first performance in public in Aus- tralia.
(3.) The lecturing right in a lecture shall begin with its first delivery in public in Australia.
17. Term of copyright, performing right, and lecturing Term right. — (i.) The copyright in a book, the performing right
in a dramatic or musical work, and the lecturing right in a lecture, shall subsist for the term of forty-two years or for the author's life and seven years whichever shall last the longer.
(2.) Where the first publication of a book, the first per- formance in public of a musical or dramatic work, or the first delivery in public of a lecture takes place after the death of the author, the copyright, performing right, or lecturing right, as the case may be, shall subsist for the term of forty-two years.
(3.) Where a book or a dramatic or musical work is writ- ten by joint authors the copyright and the performing right shall subsist for the term of forty-two years or their joint lives and the life of the survivor of them, and seven years, whichever shall last the longer.
(4.) If a lecture is published as a book with the consent in writing of the owner of the lecturing right, the lecturing right shall cease.
18. Ownership in copyright, performing right, and lectur- Ownership ing right. — (i .) The author of a book shall be the first
owner of the copyright in the book.
(2.) The author of a dramatic work or musical work shall be the first owner of the performing right in the dra- matic or musical work.