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528 PDFTitle:COPYRIGHT ORDINANCEGazette Number:
Section:18Heading:Duration of copyright in sound recordingsVersion Date:30/06/1997

(1) The following provisions have effect with respect to the duration of copyright in a sound recording.
(2) Copyright expires-

        (a) at the end of the period of 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which it is made; or
        (b) if during that period it is released, 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which it is released,
subject as follows.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (2) a sound recording is "released" when it is first published, played in public, broadcast or included in a cable programme service; but in determining whether a sound recording has been released no account is to be taken of any unauthorized act.
[cf. 1988 c. 48 s. 13A U.K.]