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COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 - SECT 54

Interpretation

          (1A)  In this Division:

"record " means a disc, tape, paper or other device in which sounds are embodied.

             (1)  For the purposes of this Division:

                     (a)  a reference to a musical work shall be read as a reference to the work in its original form or to an adaptation of the work;

                     (b)  a reference to the owner of the copyright in a literary, dramatic or musical work shall, unless the contrary intention appears, be read as a reference to the person who is entitled to authorize the making in, and the importation into, Australia of records of the work; and

                     (c)  a reference to sale of a record by retail or to retail sale of a record shall be read as not including a reference to:

                              (i)  sale for a consideration not consisting wholly of money; or

                             (ii)  sale by a person not ordinarily carrying on the business of making or selling records.

             (2)  For the purposes of this Division, where a musical work is comprised partly in one record and partly in another record or other records, all the records shall be treated as if they constituted a single record.

             (3)  A reference in this Division to a record of a musical work does not include a reference to a sound-track associated with visual images forming part of a cinematograph film.

             (4)  Subject to subsection (5), this Division applies to a record of a part of a musical work as it applies to a record of the whole work.

             (5)  Section 55:

                     (a)  does not apply to a record of a whole work unless the previous record referred to in paragraph 55(1)(a) was a record of the whole work; and

                     (b) does not apply to a record of a part of a work unless that previous record was a record of that part of the work.



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