Commentary

130 Country of origin of published literary works (including databases) and dramatic, musical and artistic works and films created on or after 1 January 1996

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA vol 15(1) commentary, music industry documentation
| Commentary

130 Country of origin of published literary works (including databases) and dramatic, musical and artistic works and films created on or after 1 January 1996

| Commentary

130 Country of origin of published literary works (including databases) and dramatic, musical and artistic works and films created on or after 1 January 1996

In the case of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic works and films, the ‘country of origin’ is determined by the country of first publication. ‘First publication’ includes simultaneous publication - ie publication in a second state within 30 days of the very first publication1. Where a work is first published in a Berne Convention country and is not published elsewhere, the Berne Convention country will be the ‘country of origin’ of the work2. If the work

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