Central Bank Act, 1942

Copyright in coins.

61.—(1) The copyright in all coins issued (whether before or after the passing of this Act) under the Coinage Act, 1926 (No. 14 of 1926), or under Part II of the Currency Act and the copyright in the artistic work defining the design of any such coins shall be perpetual and shall belong and, in the case of any such coins issued before the passing of this Act, be deemed always to have belonged to the Minister

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1) of section 155 of the Industrial and Commercial Property (Protection) Act, 1927 (No. 16 of 1927), the reproduction in any published literary or artistic work without the consent of the Minister of the whole or any part of any such coin as is mentioned in the foregoing sub-section of this section shall constitute an infringement of the copyright in such coin.