Copyright (Commissioning Rule) Amendment Bill

  • discharged on 17 April 2009
5 New section 21 substituted

Section 21 is repealed and the following section substituted:

21 First ownership of copyright

(1)

The person who is the author of a work is the first owner of any copyright in the work.

(2)

However, where an employee makes, in the course of his or her employment, a literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work, that person’s employer is the first owner of any copyright in the work.

(3)

Subsections (1) and (2) apply subject to any agreement to the contrary.

(4)

Subsections (1) to (3) apply subject to sections 26 and 28.

Compare: 1962 No 33 ss 9, 13(4), 14(4); Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 s 11 (UK)