Commentary

150 Former provisions relating to copyright in cinematograph films under the Copyright Act 1956

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

150 Former provisions relating to copyright in cinematograph films under the Copyright Act 1956

| Commentary

150 Former provisions relating to copyright in cinematograph films under the Copyright Act 1956

With regard to cinematograph films made on or after 1 June 1957 and before 1 August 1989, the Copyright Act 1956 provided a definition of ‘cinematograph film’ which departed significantly from the definition and protection accorded by the 1911 Act1. Pursuant to the 1956 Act a cinematograph film could not be protected as a dramatic work or as a photograph. The expression ‘cinematograph film’ did, however, for the purposes of the 1956 Act include the soundtrack contained in the film2.

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