Copyright (Preservation) Act, 1929

Preservation of pre-Treaty copyrights.

1.—Every copyright which was subsisting in the late United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on the 5th day of December, 1921, under or by virtue of the Copyright Act, 1911 , or any Order made under that Act, shall (notwithstanding anything contained in the Industrial and Commercial Property (Protection) Act, 1927 (No. 16 of 1927), but subject to the provisions of this Act), subsist and be deemed always to have subsisted in Saorstát Eireann as fully in all respects, whether as to duration, force, effect, limitation, obligation, or otherwise howsoever, as the same would have so subsisted if the Copyright Act, 1911 , and every Order made thereunder and in force on the 5th day of December, 1921, had always been, now were, and hereafter continued to be in full force and effect in Saorstát Eireann.