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Copyright Act,1957

Act No : 14


Section : Meaning of Publication.

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3.Meaning of Publication. For the purposes of this Act, "publication" means,- (a) in the case of a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work,the issue of copies of the work, either in whole or in part, to the public in a manner sufficient to satisfy the reasonable requirements of the public having regard to the nature of the work; (b) in the case of a cinematograph film, the sale or hire or offer for sale or hire of the film or copies thereof to the public; (c) in the case of a record, the issue of records to the public in sufficient quantities; ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Omitted by Act 23 of 1983, s.3, (w.e.f.9.8.1984) 2 Subs. by s.4, ibid (w.e.f. 9.8.1984) 3 Ins. by Act 65 of 1984, s.2, (w.e.f.8.10.1984) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 11 but does not, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, include,- (i) in the case of a literary, dramatic or musical work, the issue of any records recording such work ; (ii) in the case of a work of sculpture or an architectural work of art, the issue of photographs and engravings of such work.

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