Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Amendment Act 2018

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5 Section 22 amended (Duration of copyright in literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic works)

(1)

In section 22(1), replace “50” with “70”.

(2)

Replace section 22(2) with:

(2)

If the work is computer-generated, copyright expires on the later of the following:

(a)

if the work is first made available to the public by an authorised act before the end of the period of 25 years from when the work is made, the end of the period of 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work is first made available to the public by an authorised act:

(b)

the end of the period of 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work is made.

(3)

Replace section 22(3) with:

(3)

If the work is of unknown authorship, copyright expires on the later of the following:

(a)

if the work is first made available to the public by an authorised act before the end of the period of 25 years from when the work is made, the end of the period of 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work is first made available to the public by an authorised act:

(b)

the end of the period of 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work is made.

(4)

In section 22(4), replace “subsection (3)” with “subsections (2) and (3)”.