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Legal Deposit Act 1997 (Act No. 54 of 1997)

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Year of current version:1997
Date of Text (Enacted):November 6, 1997
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other
Notes:The Legal Deposit Act 1997 provides for the preservation of the national documentary heritage through legal deposit of published documents, as defined in Section 1 of the Act; ensures the preservation and cataloging of, and access to published documents of South Africa (Sections 2 to 6); sets out the rules for access to government information (Section 7(4)(a)); and establish the Legal Deposit Committee, which coordinates and promotes the implementation of this Act (Section 8).
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Legal Deposit Act 1997 (Act No. 54 of 1997) Legal Deposit Act 1997 (Act No. 54 of 1997), Complete document (pdf) [95 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:ZA099

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