Copyright Act 1994

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Part 1 Description, ownership, and duration of copyright

Description of copyright

14 Copyright in original works

(1)

Copyright is a property right that exists, in accordance with this Act, in original works of the following descriptions:

(a)

literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic works:

(b)

sound recordings:

(c)

films:

(d)

communication works:

(e)

typographical arrangements of published editions.

(2)

A work is not original if—

(a)

it is, or to the extent that it is, a copy of another work; or

(b)

it infringes the copyright in, or to the extent that it infringes the copyright in, another work.

(3)

[Repealed]

Compare: 1962 No 33 ss 7(1), 13(1), 14(1), 15(1), 17(1); Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 ss 1(1), 5(2), 6(6), 7(6), 8(2) (UK)

Section 14(1): substituted, on 31 October 2008, by section 11(1) of the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 27).

Section 14(3): repealed, on 31 October 2008, by section 11(2) of the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 27).