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COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 - SECT 191

Director, producer and screenwriter of cinematograph film

             (1)  A reference in this Part to the director of a cinematograph film in the direction of which 2 or more individuals were involved is a reference to the principal director of the film and does not include a reference to any subsidiary director, whether described as an associate director, line director, assistant director or in any other way.

             (2)  A reference in this Part to the producer of a cinematograph film is a reference to:

                     (a)  the individual who was the producer of the film; or

                     (b)  if there were 2 or more individuals involved in the production of the film--the individual who was the principal producer of the film;

and does not include a reference to any subsidiary producer, whether described as an executive producer, associate producer, line producer, assistant producer or in any other way.

             (3)  As only individuals have moral rights (see section 190), if the producer of a cinematograph film was a body corporate, the only moral rights in respect of the film are those of the director and screenwriter.

             (4)  A reference in this Part to the screenwriter of a cinematograph film for which 2 or more individuals were involved in the writing of the script or screenplay is a reference to the principal screenwriter.

Note:          If there were 2 or more principal directors, 2 or more individuals who were the principal producers, or 2 or more principal screenwriters, of a cinematograph film, section 195AZJ, 195AZK or 195AZL applies.



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