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COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 - SECT 135ZP

Multiple reproduction and communication of works by institutions assisting persons with a print disability

             (1)  The copyright in a literary or dramatic work is not infringed by the making or communication by, or on behalf of, a body administering an institution assisting persons with a print disability of one or more records embodying a sound recording of the work or of a part of the work if:

                     (a)  a remuneration notice, given by or on behalf of the body to the relevant collecting society, is in force;

                     (b)  each record is made, or each communication is carried out solely for the purpose of use in the provision, whether by the institution or otherwise, of assistance to persons with a print disability; and

                     (c)  the body complies with subsection 135ZX(1) or (3) or section 135ZXA, as the case requires, in relation to each copy or communication.

             (2)  The copyright in a published literary or dramatic work is not infringed by the making or communication by, or on behalf of, a body administering an institution assisting persons with a print disability, of one or more Braille versions, large-print versions, photographic versions or electronic versions of the work or of a part of the work if:

                     (a)  a remuneration notice given by, or on behalf of, the body to the relevant collecting society is in force; and

                     (b)  each version is made, or each communication is carried out, solely for the purpose of the provision, whether by the institution or otherwise of assistance to persons with a print disability; and

                     (c)  the body complies with subsection 135ZX(1) or (3) or section 135ZXA, as the case requires, in relation to each version or communication.

             (3)  Where a sound recording of a work has been published, subsection (1) does not apply to the making of any record embodying a sound recording of the work (including a record that is a copy of that first-mentioned sound recording) for, or on behalf of, a body administering an institution assisting persons with a print disability unless the person who makes that record, or causes that record to be made, is satisfied, after reasonable investigation, that no new record that embodies only a sound recording of the work can be obtained within a reasonable time at an ordinary commercial price.

             (4)  Where a Braille version of a work has been separately published, subsection (2) does not apply to the making of a Braille version of the work, or of a part of the work, unless the person who makes that version, or causes that version to be made, for, or on behalf of, a body administering an institution assisting persons with a print disability is satisfied, after reasonable investigation, that no new copy of a Braille version of the work, being a version that has been separately published, can be obtained within a reasonable time at an ordinary commercial price.

             (5)  Where a large-print version of a work has been separately published, subsection (2) does not apply to the making of a large-print version of the work, or of a part of the work, unless the person who makes the version, or causes the version to be made, for, or on behalf of, a body administering an institution assisting persons with a print disability is satisfied, after reasonable investigation, that no new copy of a large-print version of the work, being a version that has been separately published, can be obtained within a reasonable time at an ordinary commercial price.

             (6)  Where a photographic version of a work has been separately published, subsection (2) does not apply to the making of a photographic version of the work, or of a part of the work, unless the person who makes the version, or causes the version to be made, for, or on behalf of, a body administering an institution assisting persons with a print disability is satisfied, after reasonable investigation, that no new copy of a photographic version of the work, being a version that has been separately published, can be obtained within a reasonable time at an ordinary commercial price.

          (6A)  Subsection (2) does not apply to the making or communication of an electronic version of the work, or of a part of the work, unless the person who makes or communicates the version, or causes the version to be made, or communicated, for, or on behalf of, a body administering an institution assisting persons with a print disability is satisfied, after reasonable investigation, that an electronic version of the work, being a version that has been separately published, is not available within a reasonable time at an ordinary commercial price.

             (7)  For the purposes of this section, a record or a version shall be taken to be a new record or version if it is not second-hand.



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