PROTECTION FOR AUSTRALIAN AUTHORS I UNDER THE BRITISH COPYRIGHT ACT
AbstractThe purpose of this article is to examine the British provisions and discover the extent of copyright protection given by the United Kingdom Act to works not first-published in the United Kingdom but whose author is an Australian citizen, resident or protected person. The term 'work' is used herein to mean any published literary, dramatic or musical work. Where significant differences exist between the protection given to works in Australia by the Copyright Act 1968 ('the Australian Act') and that given by the Copyright Act 1956 ('the U.K. Act') these differences will be highlighted. Otherwise, the levels of protection given in each country may be assumed to be substantially the same.
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