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1.9 What are the rights of a copyright owner?

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Under the Copyright Act, the owner has certain exclusive rights to control the use of their copyright material. The rights differ according to the type of work protected.

  1. Literary, dramatic and musical works

    The copyright owner has the right to:

  2. Artistic works

    The copyright owner has the right to:

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  3. Films

    The copyright owner has the right to:

  4. Sound Recordings 

    The copyright owner has the right to:

    • make a copy of the sound recording (eg to make cassettes or CDs from the master)
    • play the recording in public (eg to play the recording in a shop as background music)
    • communicate the recording to the public (eg to make the recording available online)
    • enter into a commercial rental arrangement (eg allowing students to borrow the sound recording on commercial terms)

  5. Broadcasts

    The copyright owner has the right to:

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