Copyright Act

(Original Enactment: Act 2 of 1987)

(31st January 2006)
An Act relating to copyright and matters related thereto.
[10th April 1987]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Copyright Act.
[Aust. 1968, s. 1]
2.  Except insofar as Parts XI and XII otherwise expressly provide, this Act shall apply in relation to things existing on 10th April 1987 in like manner as it applies in relation to things coming into existence after that date.
Application to Government
3.  Subject to Part X, this Act shall bind the Government but nothing in this Act shall render the Government liable to be prosecuted for an offence.
[Aust. 1968, s. 7]
Copyright not to subsist except by virtue of this Act
4.  Subject to the provisions of this Act, no copyright shall subsist otherwise than by virtue of this Act.
[Aust. 1968, s. 8]
Savings of rights of Government, etc.
5.  Nothing in this Act shall affect any right or privilege of the Government or any other person under any other written law, except insofar as that law is expressly repealed, amended or modified by this Act.
[Aust. 1968, s. 7]
Operation of other laws
6.  Nothing in this Act shall affect the operation of the law relating to breaches of trust or confidence.
[Aust. 1968, s. 9 (3)]