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COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 - SECT 204

Interpretation

             (1)  In this Part, the expression photograph has, in lieu of the meaning given to that expression by section 10, the meaning given by the next succeeding subsection.

             (2)  For the purposes of any provision of this Part that provides that an expression is to have the meaning given to that expression by this section or that refers to an expression as defined by this section:

"collective work" means:

                     (a)  an encyclopaedia, dictionary, year book or similar work;

                     (b)  a newspaper, review, magazine or similar periodical; or

                     (c)  a work written in distinct parts by different authors, or in which works or parts of works of different authors are incorporated.

"deliver" , in relation to a lecture, includes deliver by means of a mechanical instrument.

"dramatic work" includes a piece for recitation, a choreographic work or entertainment in dumb show the scenic arrangement or acting form of which is fixed in writing or otherwise, and a cinematograph production where the arrangement, the acting form or the combination of incidents represented gives the work an original character.

"lecture" includes an address, speech and sermon.

"literary work" includes a map, chart, plan, table and compilation.

"perform" , in relation to a dramatic work as defined by this section or a musical work, means make an acoustic representation of the work or a visual representation of a dramatic action in the work, and includes make such a representation by means of a mechanical instrument.

"photograph" includes photo-lithograph and a work produced by a process similar to photography.



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