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Copyright Act, 1978 (Act No. 98 of 1978)

Chapter 5 : Miscellaneous Provisions

44. Time when a work is made

 

 

1) For the purposes of this Act a work, except a broadcast or programme-carrying signal, shall be deemed to have been made at the time when it was first reduced to writing, recorded or otherwise reduced to material form.

 

2) A broadcast shall be deemed to have been made at the time when it was first broadcast.

 

3) A programme-carrying signal shall be deemed to have been made at the time when it was first transmitted by a satellite.