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COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 - SECT 42

Fair dealing for purpose of reporting news

             (1)  A fair dealing with a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, or with an adaptation of a literary, dramatic or musical work, does not constitute an infringement of the copyright in the work if:

                     (a)  it is for the purpose of, or is associated with, the reporting of news in a newspaper, magazine or similar periodical and a sufficient acknowledgement of the work is made; or

                     (b)  it is for the purpose of, or is associated with, the reporting of news by means of a communication or in a cinematograph film.

             (2)  The playing of a musical work in the course of reporting news by means of a communication or in a cinematograph film is not a fair dealing with the work for the purposes of this section if the playing of the work does not form part of the news being reported.



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