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The Copyright (International Conventions and Organisations) Order, 1989

 

 

The Copyright (International Conventions and Organisations) Order, 1989

(of May 17, 1989)

Citation

1. This Order may be cited as the Copyright (International Conventions and Organisations) Order, 1989.

Interpretation, Schedule I, Schedule II

2. In this Order-

"Convention country" means any country mentioned in Schedule I;

"international organisation" means any of the organisations mentioned in Schedule II.

Application of the Copyright Act No. 13 of 1985

3. The provisions of Parts II and III of the Copyright Act, 1985* [except sections 11(ii), 12(c), 13(c) and 14] and all the other provisions of the Act relevant thereto, being the provisions relating to literary, musical or artistic works, buildings erected, sound recordings, audio-visual productions and published editions of literary, musical or artistic works, shall apply in the case of each of the Convention countries in relation to-

(a) literary, musical or artistic works or editions first published, or sound recordings or audio-visual productions made or first published on or after the third of January, 1986 in the Convention country in like manner as those provisions apply in relation to such works or editions first published, or sound recordings or audio-visual productions made or first published in Trinidad and Tobago;

(b) artistic works that are buildings erected on or after the third of January, 1986 in the Convention country or are incorporated on or after the third of January, 1986 in buildings situated in that country in like manner as those provisions apply in relation to artistic works that are buildings erected in Trinidad and Tobago or are incorporated in buildings situated in Trinidad and Tobago;

(c) persons who, at all material times, are citizens or nationals of the Convention country in like manner as those provisions apply in relation to persons who, at such times, are citizens of Trinidad and Tobago;

(d) persons who, at all material times, are domiciled or resident in the Convention country in like manner as those provisions apply in relation to persons who, at such times, are domiciled or resident in Trinidad and Tobago; and

(e) bodies incorporated under the laws of the Convention country, in like manner as those provisions apply in relation to bodies incorporated under any written law.

Transitional provisions

4.(1) Where any person has, before the commencement of this Order, taken any action whereby he has incurred any expenditure or liability in connection with the reproduction or performance of any work or other subject-matter in a manner which at the time was lawful, or for the purpose of or with a view to the reproduction or performance of a work at a time when such reproduction or performance would, but for the making of this Order, have been lawful, nothing in this Order shall diminish or prejudice any rights or interest arising from, or in connection with, such action which are subsisting and valuable immediately before such commencement unless the person who, by virtue of this Order, becomes entitled to restrain such reproduction or performance agrees to pay such compensation as, failing agreement, may be determined by arbitration.

(2) Nothing in this Order shall be construed as affecting any copyright or other right which subsists in any work or production by virtue of section 67 of the Act.

International organisations

5. Each of the organisations mentioned in Schedule II is hereby declared to be an international organisation to which the Copyright Act applies.

SCHEDULE I

PART I
Parties to the Berne Convention

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Bahamas

Barbados

Belgium

Benin

Brazil

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Canada

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

Colombia

Congo

Costa Rica

Cyprus

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

Egypt

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

German Democratic Republic

Germany, Federal Republic of

Greece

Guinea

Holy See

Hungary

Iceland

India

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Ivory Coast [C�te d'lvoire]

Japan

Lebanon

Libya

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Madagascar

Mali

Malta

Mauritania

Mexico

Monaco

Morocco

Netherlands

New Zealand

Niger

Norway

Pakistan

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Republic of Liberia

Romania

Rwanda

Senegal

Spain

Sri Lanka

Suriname

Sweden

Switzerland

Thailand

Togo

Tunisia

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States of America

Uruguay

Venezuela

Yugoslavia

Zaire

Zimbabwe

PART II
Parties to the Universal Copyright Convention

Algeria

Australia

Austria

Bahamas

Bangladesh

Barbados

Brazil

Bulgaria

Colombia

Costa Rica

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Finland

France

German Democratic Republic

Germany, Federal Republic of

Guinea

Holy See

Hungary

India

Italy

Japan

Kenya

Mexico

Monaco

Morocco

Norway

Panama

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Republic of Korea

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Senegal

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Tunisia

United Kingdom

United Republic of Cameroon

United States of America

Yugoslavia

PART III
Parties to the Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Barbados

Brazil

Burkina Faso

Chile

Costa Rica

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Fiji

Finland

France

Germany, Federal Republic of

Guatemala

Holy See

Hungary

India

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kenya

Luxembourg

Mexico

Monaco

New Zealand

Norway

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Republic of Korea

Spain

Sweden

United Kingdom

United States of America

Uruguay

Venezuela

Zaire

SCHEDULE II

Caribbean Broadcasting Union

Caribbean Community Secretarist

Caribbean Development Bank

Commonwealth Secretariat

Organization of American States

Pan American Health Organization

Specialised Agencies of the United Nations

United Nations

* See Copyright, October 1987, insert Laws and Treaties, text 1-01.

 

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