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Copyright Act, 1963

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Number 10 of 1963.


COPYRIGHT ACT, 1963.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Part I

PRELIMINARY AND GENERAL

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Interpretation generally.

3.

Supplementary provisions as to interpretation.

4.

Orders, rules and regulations.

5.

Expenses.

6.

Transitional provisions and repeals.

PART II

COPYRIGHT IN ORIGINAL WORKS

7.

Nature of copyright.

8.

Copyright in literary, dramatic and musical work.

9.

Copyright in artistic works.

10.

Ownership of copyright in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works.

11.

Infringements by importation, sale and other dealings.

12.

General exceptions from protection of literary, dramatic or musical works.

13.

Special exception in respect of records of musical works.

14.

General exceptions from protection of artistic works.

15.

Anonymous and pseudonymous works.

16.

Works of joint authorship.

PART III

COPYRIGHT IN SOUND RECORDINGS, CINEMATOGRAPH FILMS, BROADCASTS, ETC

17.

Copyright in sound recordings.

18.

Copyright in cinematograph films.

19.

Copyright in television broadcasts and sound broadcasts.

20.

Copyright in published editions of works.

21.

Supplementary provisions for purposes of Part III.

PART IV

REMEDIES FOR INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT

22.

Action by owner of copyright for infringement.

23.

Limitation on amount of plaintiff's costs in certain actions for infringement of copyright.

24.

Rights of owner of copyright in respect of infringing copies.

25.

Proceedings in case of copyright subject to exclusive licence.

26.

Proof of facts in copyright actions.

27.

Penalties and summary proceedings in respect of dealings which infringe copyright.

28.

Provision for restricting importation of infringing copies.

PART V

JURISDICTION OF THE CONTROLLER OF INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

29.

Definitions for purposes of Part V.

30.

General provisions as to jurisdiction of the Controller.

31.

Determination by the Controller of certain matters relating to royalties under section 13 and remuneration under sections 17 and 48.

32.

Reference of licence schemes to the Controller.

33.

Further reference of scheme to the Controller.

34.

Applications to the Controller.

35.

Rules of procedure.

36.

Fees.

37.

Power of the Controller to award costs.

38.

Appointment of assessors.

39.

Effects of orders of the Controller.

40.

Appeal to the High Court.

41.

Reference of cases of dispute to arbitration.

42.

Controller may consult the Attorney General.

PART VI

APPLICATION OF ACT TO OTHER COUNTRIES

43.

Power to extend benefit of Act to other countries.

44.

Copyright in publications of certain international organisations.

45.

Extended application of provisions relating to broadcasts.

46.

Denial of copyright to citizens of countries not giving adequate protection to Irish works.

PART VII

MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

47.

Assignments and licences in respect of copyright.

48.

Broadcasting of works incorporated in a cinematograph film.

49.

Prospective ownership of, copyright.

50.

Copyright to pass under will with unpublished work.

51.

Copyright in Government publications.

52.

Broadcasts of sound recordings and cinematograph films and diffusion of broadcast programmes.

53.

Use of copyright material for education.

54.

False attribution of authorship.

55.

Register to be kept by proprietors of theatres, etc.

56.

Delivery of books to certain libraries.

57.

Copyright in Irish legal tender notes, consolidated bank notes and in Irish coins.

58.

Disposal of books of King's Inns Library, Dublin.

59.

Amendment of section 70 of Act of 1927.

60.

Savings.

FIRST SCHEDULE

SECOND SCHEDULE


Acts Referred to

(Charter Amendment) Act, 1960

1960. No. 1.(private)

Broadcasting Authority Act, 1960

1960, No. 10

Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926

1926, No. 45

Courts of Justice Act, 1936

1936, No. 48

Statute of Limitations, 1957

1957, No. 6

The Public Offices Fees Act, 1879

1879, c. 58

Coinage Act, 1926

1926, No. 14

Currency Act, 1927

1927, No. 32

Coinage Act, 1950

1950, No. 32

King's Inns Library Act, 1945

1945, No. 22

Copyright Act, 1801

1801, c. 107

Copyright Act, 1836

1836, c. 110

Copyright (Preservation) Act, 1929

1929, No. 25

Industrial and Commercial Property (Protection) (Amendment) Act, 1957

1957, No. 13

Copyright Act, 1911

1911, c. 46

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Number 10 of 1963.


COPYRIGHT ACT, 1963.


AN ACT TO MAKE NEW PROVISION IN RESPECT OF COPYRIGHT AND RELATED MATTERS, IN SUBSTITUTION FOR THE PROVISIONS OF PARTS VI AND VII OF THE INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY (PROTECTION) ACT, 1927 , AND OTHER ENACTMENTS RELATING THERETO, AND TO PROVIDE FOR MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [8th April, 1963.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—