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Copyright Act, Chapter 51

Year of current version:1991
Date of entry into force of original text:April 1, 1984
Date of Text (Enacted):1984
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Traditional Cultural Expressions
Notes:According to Article 9 copyright subsists in a work until the expiration of 25 years after the end of the year in which the following takes place:
- Literary, musical or artistic work other than a photograph: Death of the author or, for an anonymous or pseudonymous work, the first publication.
- Photograph or film: First publication;
- Performance of literary or musical work: First performance;
- Sound Recording: Making of recording;
- Broadcast: First Broadcast.
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:SC002



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