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