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Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

Infringement by adaptation of works.

43.—(1) For the purposes of section 37

(a) an adaptation is made when it is recorded in writing or otherwise, and

(b) it shall be immaterial to the interpretation of this section whether the adaptation has been recorded in writing or otherwise at the time an act restricted by copyright is undertaken.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of section 37 (1)(c), in this Part, “adaptation” in relation to—

(a) a literary or dramatic work, film, sound recording, broadcast, cable programme or typographical arrangement of a published edition, includes—

(i) a translation, arrangement or other alteration of the work,

(ii) a version of a dramatic work which is converted into a non-dramatic work or the conversion of a non-dramatic work into a dramatic work, and

(iii) a version of a work in which the story or action is conveyed wholly or mainly by means of pictures in a form suitable for reproduction;

(b) a musical work, includes a translation, arrangement or other alteration or transcription of the work;

(c) an artistic work, includes a collage of the work with other works, an arrangement or other alteration of the work;

(d) a computer program, includes a translation, arrangement or other alteration of the computer program; or

(e) an original database, includes a translation, arrangement or other alteration of the original database.

(3) In this section “translation”, in relation to a computer program, includes the making of a version of the computer program in which it is converted into or out of a computer language or code or into a different computer language or code.