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COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT ACT 1980 No. 154 of 1980 - SECT 23
23. After section 182 of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:
Copyright in statutory instruments and judgments, &c.
"182A. (1) The copyright, including any prerogative right or privilege of the
Crown in the nature of copyright, in a prescribed work is not infringed by the
making, by reprographic reproduction, of one copy of the whole or of a part of
that work by or on behalf of a person and for a particular purpose.
"(2) Sub-section (1) does not apply to the making, by reprographic
reproduction, of a copy of the whole or a part of the work, where a charge is
made for making and supplying that copy, unless the amount of the charge does
not exceed the cost of making and supplying that copy.
"(3) In sub-section (1), 'a prescribed work' means-
(a) an Act or State Act, an enactment of the legislature of a Territory or
an instrument (including an Ordinance or a rule, regulation or by-law)
made under an Act, a State Act or such an enactment;
(b) a judgment, order or award of a Federal court or of a court of a State
or a Territory;
(c) a judgment, order or award of a Tribunal (not being a court)
established by or under an Act or other enactment of the Commonwealth,
a State or a Territory;
(d) reasons for a decision of a court referred to in paragraph (b), or of
a Tribunal referred to in paragraph (c), given by the court or by the
(e) reasons given by a Justice, Judge or other member of a court referred
to in paragraph (b), or of a member of a Tribunal referred to in
paragraph (c), for a decision given by him either as the sole member,
or as one of the members, of the court or Tribunal.".
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