Copyright Amendment Act 1983

An Act to amend the Copyright Act 1968

(Assented to 3 November 1983)

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows: Short title, &c.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Copyright Amendment Act 1983.

(2) The Copyright Act 1968*1* is in this Act referred to as the Principal

Act.

Copyright Amendment Act 1983 No. 80 of 1983 – SECT. 2. Commencement

2. This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

Copyright Amendment Act 1983 No. 80 of 1983 – SECT. 3. Reproduction for purpose of broadcasting

3. Section 47 of the Principal Act is amended-

(a) by omitting from sub-section (5) ”are delivered, with the consent of the National Librarian, to the National Library” and substituting ”are delivered, with the consent of the Director-General of the Australian

Archives, to the Australian Archives”; and

(b) by adding at the end thereof the following sub-section:

”(6) The Director-General of the Australian Archives shall not consent to the delivery to the Australian Archives in accordance with sub-section (5) of a record embodying a recording or of a copy of a film unless he has certified that the recording or film is of an exceptional documentary character.”.

Copyright Amendment Act 1983 No. 80 of 1983 – SECT. 4. Reproduction for purpose of including work in television broadcast

4. Section 70 of the Principal Act is amended-

(a) by omitting from sub-section (5) ”are delivered, with the consent of the National Librarian, to the National Library” and substituting ”are delivered, with the consent of the Director-General of the Australian Archives, to the Australian Archives”; and

(b) by adding at the end thereof the following sub-section:

”(6) The Director-General of the Australian Archives shall not consent to the delivery to the Australian Archives in accordance with sub-section (5) of a copy of a film unless he has certified that the film is of an exceptional documentary character.”.

Copyright Amendment Act 1983 No. 80 of 1983 – SECT. 5.

Making of record embodying sound recording for purpose of broadcasting

5. Section 107 of the Principal Act is amended-

(a) by omitting from sub-section (5) ”are delivered, with the consent of the National Librarian, to the National Library” and substituting

”are delivered, with the consent of the Director-General of the Australian Archives, to the Australian Archives”; and

(b) by adding at the end thereof the following sub-section:

”(6) The Director-General of the Australian Archives shall not consent to the delivery to the Australian Archives in accordance with sub-section (5) of a copy of a sound recording unless he has certified that the recording is of an exceptional documentary character.”.

Copyright Amendment Act 1983 No. 80 of 1983 – NOTE

NOTE

1. No. 63, 1968, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 216, 1973 (as amended by No. 20, 1974); No. 91, 1976; No. 160, 1977; No. 19, 1979; No. 154, 1980; Nos. 42, 61 and 113, 1981; and Nos. 26, 80 and 154, 1982.