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Sec 22, Copyright Act 1957: Term of copyright in published literary, dramatic, musical & artistic works

Section 22 (Term of copyright in published literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works) under Chapter V (Term of Copyright) of the Copyright Act 1957

❝Except as otherwise hereinafter provided, copyright shall subsist in any literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work published within the lifetime of the author until sixty years from the beginning of the calendar year next following the year in which the author dies.

Explanation.—In this section the reference to the author shall, in the case of a work of joint authorship, be construed as a reference to the author who dies last.❞


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Notes:

Section _ of the Copyright Act 1957 was amended by:
- the Copyright (Amendment) Act 1992 (No. 13 of 1992), sec. 2, w.e.f. 28-Dec-1991;
- the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 27 of 2012), sec. 12, w.e.f. 21-Jun-2012.

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