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Government Gazette, 18 April 1984
No. 918511
 

Act No. 52, 1984
Copyright Amendment Act, 1984.
Amendment of section 37 of Act 98 of 1978.

13. Section 37 of the principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of the following paragraph:

(a)

in relation to literary, musical or artistic works, cinematograph films, [and] sound recordings and published editions first published in that country as it applies in relation to literary, musical or artistic works, cinematograph films, [and] sound recordings and published editions first published in the Republic;”.


Amendment of section 43 of Act 98 of 1978.

14. Section 43 of the principal Act is hereby amended―

(a)

by the substitution in paragraph (a) for the words preceding subparagraph (i) of the following words:

subject to the provisions of paragraphs (c) and (d), nothing in this Act contained shall―”;

(b)

by the deletion of paragraph (b); and

(c)

by the addition of the following paragraph:

(d)

in the determination of the term of copyright contemplated in the proviso to section 3 (2) (a) in the case of a work in respect of which the copyright has expired at the commencement of the Copyright Amendment Act, 1984, on the ground that the period mentioned in the said paragraph has lapsed, it shall be deemed that, subject to any rights acquired by any person after the lapse of that period and before the said commencement, copyright did not expire on that ground.”.


Short title and commencement.

15. (1) This Act shall be called the Copyright Amendment Act, 1984, and shall come into operation on a date fixed by the State President by proclamation in the Gazette.

(2) Different dates may be fixed under subsection (1) in respect of different provisions of this Act.