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

Chapter 1 : Copyright in Original Works

4. Copyright by reference to country of origin

 

 

1) Copyright shall be conferred by this section on every work which is eligible for copyright and which—
a) being a literary, musical or artistic work or a sound recording, is first published in the Republic;
b) being a broadcast, is made in the Republic;
c) being a programme-carrying signal, is emitted to a satellite from a place in the Republic;
d) being a cinematograph film, is first published or made in the Republic;
e) being a published edition, is first published in the Republic;
f) being a computer program, is first published or made in the Republic,

and in respect of which copyright is not conferred by section 3.

 

2) Copyright conferred on a work by this section shall be subject to the same term of copyright provided for in section 3 for a similar work.