Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019

Amendment of section 24 of Principal Act

8. Section 24 of the Principal Act is amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) The copyright in a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, or an original database, shall expire 70 years after the death of the author irrespective of—

(a) the date (if any) on which the work is first lawfully made available to the public, or

(b) whether the work is ever lawfully made available to the public.”.