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COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 - SECT 95

Duration of copyright in television broadcasts and sound broadcasts

             (1)  Copyright subsisting in a television broadcast or sound broadcast by virtue of this Part continues to subsist until the expiration of 50 years after the expiration of the calendar year in which the broadcast was made.

             (2)  In so far as a television broadcast or sound broadcast is a repetition (whether the first or a subsequent repetition) of a previous television broadcast or sound broadcast to which section 91 applies, and is made by broadcasting visual images or sounds embodied in any article or thing:

                     (a)  if it is made before the expiration of the period of 50 years after the expiration of the calendar year in which the previous broadcast was made--any copyright subsisting in it expires at the expiration of that period; and

                     (b)  if it is made after the expiration of that period--copyright does not subsist in it by virtue of this Part.



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