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528 PDFTitle:COPYRIGHT ORDINANCEGazette Number:
Section:184Heading:Legislative Council copyrightVersion Date:30/06/1997

(1) Where a work is made by or under the direction or control of the Legislative Council-

        (a) the work qualifies for copyright protection notwithstanding section 177 (ordinary requirement as to qualification for copyright protection); and
        (b) the Legislative Council is the first owner of any copyright in the work.
(2) Copyright in such a work is referred to in this Part as "Legislative Council copyright", notwithstanding that it may be, or have been, assigned to another person.
(3) Legislative Council copyright in a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work continues to subsist until the end of the period of 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was made.
(4) For the purposes of this section, works made by or under the direction or control of the Legislative Council include-
        (a) any work made by an officer or employee of the Legislative Council in the course of his duties; and
        (b) any sound recording, film, live broadcast or live cable programme of the proceedings of the Legislative Council,
but a work is not regarded as made by or under the direction or control of the Legislative Council by reason only of its being commissioned by or on behalf of the Legislative Council.
(5) In the case of a work of joint authorship where one or more but not all of the authors are acting on behalf of, or under the direction or control of the Legislative Council, this section applies only in relation to those authors and the copyright subsisting by virtue of their contribution to the work.
(6) Except as mentioned above, and subject to any express exclusion elsewhere in this Part, the provisions of this Part apply in relation to Legislative Council copyright as to other copyright.
[cf. 1988 c. 48 s. 165 U.K.]