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Seychelles

Copyright (Registration) Regulations

 

 


LAWS OF SEYCHELLES

COPYRIGHT ACT

CHAPTER 51

(SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION)

REVISED EDITION 1991

PRINTED FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF SEYCHELLES
BY SPACE

TIlE GOVERNMENT PRINTER

COPYRIGHT (REGISTRATION) REGULATIONS S.l. 12 of 1984.

[lstApril,1984J

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

Regulation

  1. Citation
  2. Interpretation
  3. Fees
  4. Forms
    1. Signature of documents by partnerships, companies and
    2. associations
  5. Service of documents
  6. Address for service

Form of application for registration of copyright

  1. Registration or relates documents
  2. Search of the Register
  3. Further information
  4. Certificates
  5. Making of affidavits and declarations
  6. Alterations affidavits and declarations
    First Schedule

Second Schedule

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Copyright (Registra-Citation. tion) Regulations.

2. In these Regulations - Interpretation.

"Office" means the office of the Registrar;

"registered user" means a person entitled to use a copyright
by virtue of a document registered under section 16 of the
Act and these Regulations;

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Fees.

Forms.

Signature of documents by partnerships, companies and associations.

Service of

documents.

Address for

service.

"relevant work" means the work to which an application for registration or search request relates and includes any document eligible for registration under section 16 of the

Act.

  1. The fees which shall be payable in respect of any application, registration and other matters under the Act and these Regulations shall be the fees prescribed in the First Schedule.
  2. The forms herein referred to are those contained in the Second Schedule and such forms shall be used in all cases to which they are applicable, and may be modified as directed by the Registrar to meet other cases.
  3. A document purporting to be signed for or on behalf of a partnership shall contain the names of all partners in full and shall be signed by all the partners or by any qualified partner stating that he signs on behalf of the partnership, or by any other person who satisfies the Registrar that he is authorized to sign the document. A document purporting to be signed for or on behalf of a body corporate may be signed by a director or by the secretary or other principal officer of the body corporate, or by any other person who satisfies the Registrar that he is authorized to sign the document. A document purporting to be signed for or on behalf of an association of persons may be signed by any person who appears to the Registrar to be duly qualified.
  4. All applications, documents or other material authorized or required by the Act or these Regulations to be made, left or sent, at or to the office or with or to any other person may be sent through the post by a prepaid letter; any application or any document so sent shall be deemed to have been made, left or sent at the time when the letter containing the same would be delivered in the ordinary course of post. In proving such sending, it shall be sufficient to prove that the letter was properly addressed and put into the post.
  5. The Registrar may require any applicant, agent or registered owner or registered user of a copyright, who does not reside or carry on business within Seychelles to give an address within

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Seychelles and such address may be treated as the actual address of that person for all purposes connected with the matter in question.

8.(1) An application for the registrationrof a copyright shall be made in Form A and be addressed and sent to the Registrar at the Office.

(2) Applications shall contain a statement of the nature and description of the relevant work and must be supported by copies of the film, manuscript, musical score, script, sketch, tape or such other material, as the case may be, which the Registrar may in his discretion accept as constituting adequate evidence of the relevant work.

9. An application for the registration of documents relating to or dealing with a registered copyright shall be made in Form Band be addressed and sent to the Registrar at the Office.

10.(1) A request for a search of the Registrar shall be made in Form C and be addressed and sent to the Registrar at the Office.

(2) On receipt of an application under paragraph (1), the Registrar shall cause a search to be made of the Register for the purpose of ascertaining whether the relevant work has been registered and the person making the request to be informed of the result thereof.

  1. The Registrar, if dissatisfied with any information or material supplied pursuant to any application under the Act or these Regulations may require that further information or material satisfactory to him be submitted before proceeding with the application.
  2. When any relevant work is registered under the Act and these Regulations, the Registrar shall issue to the applicant a certificate in Form D.
  3. The affidavits and solemn declarations required by the Act and regulations, or used in any proceedings thereunder, shall be accepted if made and subscribed before any judge, magistrate,

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Fonn of application for

registration of

copyright.

Registration or related documents.

Search of the

Registrar.

Further

information.

Certificates.

Making of

affidavits and

declarations.

notary public under his signature and seal of office, or by the Registrar of a Court of Justice.

Alterations 14. Aregistered owner of a copyright who ceased to be owner affidavits and

of the copyright in any registered work or whose address or

declarations.

address for service is altered so that the entry in the Register is rendered incorrect shall forthwith request the Registrar in writing to make the appropriate alteration of the address in the Register, and the Registrar shall alter the Register accordingly if he is satisfied in the matter.

FIRST SCHEDULE

T ARlFF OF FEES

1. Matter Amount Corresponding

R. c. Form

1. On application to register a copy

right or related document 25.00 FormAIB

2. On request for search or register 10.00 Form C

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SECOND SCHEDULE
FORMS

FormA Regulation 8

COPYRIGHT ACT (CAP 51)

Applicationjor Registration ojCopyright

Application is hereby made for registration

of the accompanying work in the Copyright

Register of

(I)

.............................................................. ..

in the name of(2) ......................................

.

whose mailing address is(3) ..........................

.

who claims to be owners thereof.

My/Our address for service in Seychelles is

Dates this day of , 19

The Registrar,
Registrar of Copyright
Office.

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(1)
Describe the relevant work.
(2)
Insert full name, description and nationality of the individual, firm or body corporate making the application. The names of all partners in a firm must be given and if applicant is a body corporate the kind and country of incorporate shall be stated.
(3)
Insert address for all purposes connected with the application.
(4)
Insert desired address if different to (3).

FormB Regulation 9

COPYRIGlIT ACT (CAP 51)

Applicationfor Registration of related Documents

Application is hereby made for registration of the accompanying document(s}, namely.

(I}

....................................... ........................ .

which document( s) relate( s) to a copyright registered under reference (2) ...................... .

.

and which document(s) relate(s) to the said

copyright in that it/they (3) ................... .

My/Our address for service in Seychelles is Dates this day of , 19

Registered Owners( s)

6 (1) SpecifY type of document

i.e. contract, licence, assignment

(2)
State reference number of registered copyright if known
(3)
State briefly the purport of the document including the name of any person authorized to use the registered copyright and the scope of his authority.

Form C Regulation 10

(1)
Describe the relevant work as fully as possible
(2)
Address

(2)

................................................ ....... .

The Registrar,
Registrarof Copyright
Office.

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FormD Regulation 12

COPYRIGHT ACT (CAP 51)

Certificate of Registration

The following work, namely .......... ........... ........................ ......................... .......

.

has been entered in the Register under

Reference No . .......... ......... ...................... ....... ........................... in the name of

as ofthe ,19 .....

..... ....... ............... ..................................................... ................ .

.

sealed at my direction this .......................................................................................

...... ................ ............... .... day of ..... ................................ ...... ...... .... .. , 19 ..... .

..

Registrar

The Registrar of Copyrights
Office,

Victoria

NOTE: Upon any change of ownership ofthis copyright, or change in address, the Registrar should be advised AT ONCE.

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