South Africa

Registration of Copyright in Cinematograph Films Act 1977 (Act No. 62 of 1977)

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Year of Version1977
Dates
Entry into force: November 1, 1980
Adopted: May 11, 1977
Type of Text IP-related Laws
Subject Matter Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body
NotesThe notification by South Africa to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Act provides for the registration of copyright in cinematograph films on a voluntary basis. The duration of registration is for such period of time as provided for the subsistence of the copyright by virtue of the provisions of the Copyright Act 1978 (Act No. 98 of 1978), i.e. 50 years. A registration constitutes evidence of copyright.'
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Registration of Copyright in Cinematograph Films Act 1977 (Act No. 62 of 1977)
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Related Legislation
WIPO Lex No.ZA003
WTO Document Reference
IP/N/1/ZAF/C/2