(1) No copyright exists in any of the following works, whenever those works were made:
(h) reports of Royal commissions, commissions of inquiry, ministerial inquiries, or statutory inquiries.
(1A) No Crown copyright exists in any work, whenever that work was made,—
(1B) Except as specified in subsection (1A), nothing in subsection (1) affects copyright in any work that is incorporated by reference in a work referred to in subsection (1).
(2) Subsection (1) shall come into force on a date to be appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council; and 1 or more Orders in Council may be made appointing different dates for different paragraphs of that subsection.
Section 27(1): amended, on 1 November 1999, pursuant to section 38 of the Interpretation Act 1999 (1999 No 85).
Section 27(1A): inserted, on 14 April 2005, by section 3 of the Copyright Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 33).
Section 27(1B): inserted, on 14 April 2005, by section 3 of the Copyright Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 33).
Section 27(2): subsection (1) brought into force, on 1 April 2001, by the Copyright Act Commencement Order 2000 (SR 2000/245).