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Copyright Act (DUBS)
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|Long title||An Act of the National Council of the Democratic Union of British States Respecting a system of copyright and intellectual property within the Union for the preservation of the creations of citizens of the Union and non-citizens within the Union|
|Enacted by||the 1st National Council|
|Effective||1st January, 2017|
|Introduced by||Rep. Horatio Eden (District of Britannia)|
|Current status||Active legislation|
|MSLC Citation||Copyright Act DUN P 2016|
|Considered by||House Committee on the Judiciary|
|Passed by House of Representatives||1st January, 2017 by unanimous House (1-0)|
|Signed by Lord President||1st January, 2017 by Lord President Horatio Eden|
The Copyright Act (L1-2017-2) is an Act of the National Council of the Democratic Union of British States that creates a system of intellectual property within the Democratic Union. It provides for a period of copyright protection for creators of work of "any kind" that lasts twenty-eight years from the request for copyright from the government.
It additionally sets out that all work of the government is public domain and can be used or re-used at will for commercial purposes without fear of reprisal or prosecution.
Introduced to the House by Representative Horatio Eden (C-District of Britannia), it passed the House unanimously on the 1st of January, 2017 and was signed into law by the Lord President on the same day.