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2.—(1) All the provisions of Part 1 of the Act, insofar as they relate to literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films and the typographical arrangement of published editions, apply in relation to the countries indicated in the second column of the table set out in the Schedule so that those provisions apply—
(a)in relation to persons who are citizens or subjects of, or are domiciled or resident in, those countries as they apply to persons who are British citizens or are domiciled or resident in the United Kingdom,
(b)in relation to bodies incorporated under the laws of those countries as they apply in relation to bodies incorporated under the law of a part of the United Kingdom, and
(c)in relation to works first published in those countries as they apply in relation to works first published in the United Kingdom,
subject to paragraph (2).
(2) Where a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work was first published before 1st June 1957 it shall not qualify for copyright protection by reason of section 154 (qualification by reference to author).
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