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Classification of Publication (Censorship) Act 1989

Year of current version:1989
Date of entry into force of original text:1989
Date of Text (Enacted):1989
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:
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This Act provides for the classification of publication, the prohibition of objectionable and unclassified publications and for related purposes.

Part I. – "Preliminary"
Section 2. Interpretation:
“publication” "means any book, paper, magazine, audio cassette, film or other written or sound or pictorial matter and advertising matter relating to such goods" (see page 8 of the Act)

Part V. – "Classification of Publications"
Division 2. "Publications other than films" (see page 26)
Division 3. "Films etc." (see page 31)
Division 4. "Miscellaneous". (see page 45)

Part VI. – "Offences" (see page 48)
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:PG025

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