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The Copyright (Status of Former Dependent Territories) Order 1990

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Statutory Instruments

1990 No. 1512

COPYRIGHT

The Copyright (Status of Former Dependent Territories) Order 1990

Made

24th July 1990

Laid before Parliament

1st August 1990

Coming into force

22nd August 1990

At the Court of Buckingham Palace, the 24th day of July 1990

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, by virtue of the authority conferred on Her by paragraph 37(1) and (2)(b) of Schedule 1 to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988(1) (“the Act”), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Copyright (Status of Former Dependent Territories) Order 1990 and shall come into force on 22nd August 1990.

2.  It is hereby declared for the purposes of paragraph 37(1) of Schedule 1 to the Act (copyright status of former dependent territories) that immediately before the commencement of Part I of the Act on1st August 1989 each of the countries specified in Schedule 1 to this Order was a country to which the Copyright Act 1956(2) extended or was treated as such a country by virtue of paragraph 39(2) of Schedule 7 to that Act (countries to which the Copyright Act 1911(3) extended or was treated as extending).

3.  It is hereby declared that each of the countries specified in Schedule 2 to this Order shall cease to be treated as a country to which Part I of the Act extends for the purposes of sections 154 to 156 of the Act (qualification for copyright protection) by reason of the fact that the provisions of the Copyright Act 1956 or, as the case may be, the Copyright Act 1911,which extended there as part of the law of that country have been repealed or amended.

G. I. de Deney

Clerk of the Privy Council

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1

Countries to which the Copyright Act 1956 extended or was treated as extending immediately before1st August 1989:

  • Antigua

  • Botswana

  • Dominica

  • Gambia

  • Grenada

  • Guyana

  • Jamaica

  • Kiribati

  • Lesotho

  • St. Christopher-Nevis

  • St. Lucia

  • Seychelles

  • Solomon Islands

  • Swaziland

  • Tuvalu

  • Uganda

Article 3

SCHEDULE 2

Countries ceasing to be treated as countries to which Part I of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 extends:

  • Botswana

  • Seychelles

  • Solomon Islands

  • Uganda

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

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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