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The Copyright (Status of Former Dependent Territories) Order 1990

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This Order declares the status under Part I of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 of certain former dependent territories of the United Kingdom.

Article 2 and Schedule 1 specify those countries which immediately before commencement of Part I of the 1988 Act (on 1st August 1989) were not dependent territories but to which the Copyright Act 1956 extended or was treated as extending.

Article 3 and Schedule 2 specify such of those countries listed in Schedule 1 which cease to be treated as countries to which Part I of the 1988 Act extends. They are all countries which have repealed or amended the 1911 or 1956 Act as part of their own law.

This Order has no effect on the continued application of the 1911 or the 1956 Act as part of the law of any country which has retained either of those Acts, or on the application of Part I of the 1988 Act to works from any country in respect of which an Order in Council is made under section 159 of that Act (see the Copyright (Application to Other Countries) (No. 2) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1293)).

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