Michael Williams and Cameron Andrews of Gilbert + Tobin explain the copyright aspects of Australian law and practice, including the options for enforcement
What forms of work are protected by copyright in your jurisdiction
and what is the duration of protection for each type of work? If certain
categories of work are protected by related rights please also give
Australian copyright law protects original works, including literary,
dramatic, artistic, and musical works (part III). Copyright also
protects subject matter other than works, including cinematographic
films, sound recordings, television and sound recordings and published
editions of works (part IV). Computer programs are defined as a form of
literary work (section 10).
In the case of works, the term of copyright is generally the life of
the author plus 70 years (section 33(2)). This period is extended in the
case of literary, dramatic and musical works that have not been
published, performed in public or broadcast before the death of the
author, or if records of the work had not been offered or exposed...
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