6 Meaning of work of joint authorship

(1)

In this Act, the term work of joint authorship means a work produced by the collaboration of 2 or more authors in which the contribution of each author is not distinct from that of the other author or authors.

(2)

A communication work must be treated as a work of joint authorship in any case where more than 1 person is to be taken as making the communication work.

(3)

References in this Act to the author of a work shall be construed in relation to a work of joint authorship as a reference to all the authors of the work.

(4)

Where, in relation to a work of joint authorship, copyright would not exist in the work if 1 or more of the authors were the sole author or sole joint authors, the work shall be treated as if the other author or authors were the sole author or sole joint authors of the work.

Compare: 1962 No 33 ss 12(3), (4), (6); Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 s 10 (UK)

Section 6(2): substituted, on 31 October 2008, by section 8 of the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 27).