Copyright Act 6 of 1994

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

1  Interpretation

PART I: PROTECTION OF COPYRIGHT

CHAPTER 1: COPYRIGHT IN ORIGINAL WORKS

2  Works eligible for copyright

3  Copyright by virtue of nationality domicile or residence

4  Copyright by reference to country of origin

5  Copyright in relation to the State and certain international organisations

6  Duration of protection of copyright

7  Nature of copyright in literary or musical works

8  Nature of copyright in artistic works

9  Nature of copyright in cinematograph films

10 Nature of copyright in sound recordings

11 Nature of copyright in broadcasts

12 Nature of copyright in programme-carrying signals

13  Nature of copyright in published editions

14  Nature of copyright in computer programs

15 General exceptions regarding protection of literary and musical works

16           General exceptions in respect of reproduction of works

17 Special exception in respect of records of musical works

18  General exceptions regarding protection of artistic works

19  General exceptions regarding protection of cinematograph films

20 General exceptions regarding protection of sound recordings

21 General exceptions regarding protection of broadcasts

22 General exceptions regarding protection of programme-carrying signals

23 General exceptions regarding protection of published editions

24 General exceptions regarding protection of computer programs

25 Moral rights

26 Ownership of copyright

27 Ownership of copyright in works of employed authors

28 Assignment and licences in respect of copyright

CHAPTER 2

INFRINGEMENTS OF COPYRIGHT AND REMEDIES

29 Infringement
30 Action by owner of copyright for infringement
31  Rights of action and remedies of exclusive licensee and sub-licensee
32  Onus of proof
33  Offences and penalties, and proceedings in respect of dealings which infringe copyright
34  Provision for restricting importation of copies

CHAPTER 3
COPYRIGHT TRIBUNAL

35  Establishment and jurisdiction of Copyright Tribunal
36  Reference of licence schemes to Tribunal
37  Further reference of licence schemes to Tribunal
38  Applications to Tribunal
39  Diffusion service
40  Effect of orders of Tribunal and supplementary provisions relating thereto
41  Costs and expenses in respect of proceedings before Tribunal
42  Proof of orders of Tribunal
43  Appeals against orders or decisions of Tribunal
44  Regulations relating to proceedings before and appeals against orders or decisions of Tribunal

PART II

PROTECTION OF PERFORMERS' RIGHTS

45 Relation to copyright protection
46 Protection of performers' rights in respect of performances in Namibia and convention countries
47 Restrictions on use of performances
48 Collective performances
49 Duration of protection of performers' rights
50 Exceptions from prohibition against use of performance without consent of performer
51 Offences and penalties
52 Damages or interdict for infringement of performers' rights
53 Power of court in respect of fixations reproductions and plates made in contravention of this Part
54 Consent on behalf of performers and criminal liability of unauthorised agent

PART III
COPYRIGHT OWNERS COLLECTING SOCIETY

55 Definition of copyright owners' collecting society
56 Recognition of organisation or association as copyright owners' collecting society
57 Copyright owners' collecting society to be a juristic person
58  Keeping of accounts and auditing
59 Withdrawal of recognition
60 Offence and penalties

PART IV
GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

61 Regulations
62 Advisory committee
63 Application of Act to other countries
64 Savings
65 Application of Act in relation to works or performances made before commencement of Act
66 Time when a work is made
67 Act binds State
68 Repeal of laws
69 Short title and commencement