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Copyright Amendment Act 61 of 1989

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61 of 1989

The Copyright Amendment Act 61 of 1989 intends:

  • to amend the Copyright Act, 1978, so as
  • to make provision relating to importing, selling and distribution in connection with the nature of copyright in cinematograph films and sound recordings;
  • to provide that certain infringements in respect of certain cinematograph films will no longer be an offence; and
  • to extend the functions of the advisory committee; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.


1 August 1989 (Gazette 12015 of 21 July 1989)