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COPYRIGHT ACT 1879 - NOTES

- As at 7 July 2003 - Act 20 of 1879

Reprint history (since 1972):

Reprint No 1   13 March 1979  

Preamble

WHEREAS it is considered that the law of Copyright as the same exists in the United Kingdom can with certain modifications be introduced into this Colony with great benefit to Authors Artists Designers and others whose works and rights have hitherto been without protection from piracy and infringement

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of New South Wales in Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows:

Historical notes

The following abbreviations are used in the Historical notes:

Am amended LW legislation website Sch Schedule
Cl clause No number Schs Schedules
Cll clauses p page Sec section
Div Division pp pages Secs sections
Divs Divisions Reg Regulation Subdiv Subdivision
GG Government Gazette Regs Regulations Subdivs Subdivisions
Ins inserted Rep repealed Subst substituted
See also Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth).

Table of amending instruments

Copyright Act 1879 (42 Vic No 20). Assented to 14.5.1879. Date of commencement, 1.7.1879, sec 1. This Act has been amended as follows:

1952 No 2 Copyright (Amendment) Act 1952. Assented to 2.4.1952.
1965 No 33 Decimal Currency Act 1965. Assented to 20.12.1965.
Date of commencement of sec 4, 14.2.1966, secs 1 (3), 2 (1) and the Currency Act 1965 (Commonwealth), sec 2 (2).
1976 No 63 Statute Law Revision Act 1976. Assented to 2.11.1976.
1993 No 47 Statute Law (Penalties) Act 1993. Assented to 15.6.1993.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
1994 No 32 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994. Assented to 2.6.1994.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2.
2001 No 121 Justices Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2001. Assented to 19.12.2001.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 7.7.2003, sec 2 and GG No 104 of 27.6.2003, p 5978.

Table of amendments

No reference is made to certain amendments made by the Decimal Currency Act 1965.

Secs 1, 2 Am 1976 No 63, Sch 1.
Part 1, heading Rep 1976 No 63, Sch 1.
Secs 3, 4 Rep 1976 No 63, Sch 1.
Sec 5 Am 1952 No 2, sec 2.
Sec 7 Am 1993 No 47, Sch 1; 1994 No 32, Sch 3; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.65.
Secs 8-24 Rep 1976 No 63, Sch 1.
Parts 2-4 (secs 25-55) Rep 1976 No 63, Sch 1.
Schs 1-4 Rep 1976 No 63, Sch 1.



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