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Copyright Amendment Act 125 of 1992

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125 of 1992

The Copyright Amendment Act 125 of 1992 intends:

  • to amend the Copyright Act, 1978, so as
  • to amend, delete or insert certain definitions;
  • to make provision that computer programs be eligible for copyright as a separate category of work;
  • to further provide for the conditions to be met before works become eligible for copyright;
  • to further regulate copyright in broadcasts and programme-carrying signals;
  • to further provide for the protection of the moral rights of the author of a work;
  • to further provide for dealing with the infringement of copyright and for the remedies available upon such infringement; 
  • to further provide for presumptions in proceedings relating to infringement of copyright;
  • to further prescribe penalties for infringements of copyright;
  • to further provide for the seizure of imported infringing copies;
  • to further regulate the procedure relating to applications to the Copyright Tribunal;
  • to extend the powers of the Copyright Tribunal regarding the granting of licences; and
  • to make provision for appeals against decisions of the Copyright Tribunal; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.


10 July 1992