Copyright (Amendment) (No. 18) Decree, 2009

Year of Version:2009
Date of Text (Issued):June 19, 2009
Type of Text:IP Laws: issued by the Executive
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
The notification by Fiji to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Copyright (Amendment) Decree 2009 introduces a new subsection 121A and 121B under section 121 of the Principal Act and provides for certain presumptions to have effect in the prosecution of offences under section 121 of the Principal Act. The presumptions will allow the prosecution to rely on (a) data contained on the label of a genuine copy of the work, and (b) information contained in a certificate issued in a foreign country, to prove that the licensee in Fiji (if any) is a person other than the defendant.
The Decree also amends sections 132 and 133 of the Principal Act to provide for the Comptroller, if so requested by any person, to refer the matter of items seized under the Part 8 of the Act to the High Court, and for the Registrar to cause there to be commenced proceedings in the name of the person requesting the referral.'
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