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Chapter 20

International Organisations

Copyright vesting in certain international organisations.

196. —(1) Notwithstanding that a work—

(a) is made by an officer or employee of, or is lawfully made available to the public by, a prescribed international organisation to which this section applies, and

(b) does not qualify for copyright protection under section 182 ,

copyright subsists in the work by virtue of this section and the organisation concerned shall be the first owner of that copyright.

(2) The Government may prescribe the international organisations to which this section applies.

(3) Where an international organisation in respect of which an order has been made under subsection (2) is the first owner of the copyright in a work by virtue of this section, the copyright in that work shall expire 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was made or shall subsist for such longer period as the Government may by order specify for the purpose of complying with the international obligations of the State.

(4) An international organisation prescribed under subsection (2) shall be deemed to have, and to have had, the legal capacities of a body corporate for the purpose of holding, dealing with and enforcing copyright and in connection with all legal proceedings relating to copyright.