Copyright (Rome Convention) Act, 1933
Act 1 of 1933
- Commenced on 16 March 1933
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Copyright (Rome Convention) Act, 1933.
2. Application to foreign countriesThis Act relates to the following foreign countries, that is to say: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czecho-Slovakia, Free City of Dantzig, Denmark, with the Faroe Islands, Estonia, Finland, France with Algeria and Colonies, Germany, Greece, Hayti, Hungary, Italy, Japan with Korea, Formosa, Japanese Saghalien and Kwantung Leased Territory, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco (French Zone), Netherlands with the Netherlands East Indies, Surinam and Curacao, Norway, Poland, Portugal with Colonies, Roumania, Siam, Spain with Colonies, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria and Lebanon, Tunis and Yugo-Slavia (which are hereinafter referred to as the foreign countries of the Copyright Union).
3. Reciprocal application of Copyright Act, 1912, on conditionsThe Copyright Act, 1912, shall apply:
4. Saving of existing rights in certain casesWhere any person has, before the date of this Act, taken any action whereby he has incurred any expenditure or liability in connection with the reproduction or performance of any work in a manner which at the time was lawful, or for the purpose of or with a view to the reproduction or performance of a work at a time when such reproduction or performance would, but for the making of this Act, have been lawful, nothing in this Act shall diminish or prejudice any rights or interest arising from, or in connection with, such action which are subsisting and valuable at the said date unless the person who, by virtue of this Act, becomes entitled to restrain such reproduction or performance agrees to pay such compensation as, failing agreement, may be determined by arbitration.
History of this document
01 December 1998 this version
16 March 1933