South Africa

Copyright Act, 1978 (Act No. 98 of 1978, as amended up to Copyright Amendment Act 2002)

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Year of Version:
2002
Dates:
Entry into force: January 1, 1979
Adopted: June 20, 1978
Type of Text:
Main IP Laws
Subject Matter:
Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body
Notes:
This consolidated version of the Copyright Act 1978 incorporates all the amendments up to June 25, 2002 (see Section 1 relating to the terms 'collecting societies' and 'Minister'; Sections 9(e), 9A(3) & 39(cA) for the latest amendments made by the Copyright Amendment Act 2002).

The notification by South Africa to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Act regulates copyright. It protects the following works: literary works, musical works, artistic works, cinematograph fi
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