This work was first published on the Seychelles and is now in the public domain because its copyright protection has expired by virtue of the Copyright Act, Chapter 51, enacted 1984, amended 1991. The work meets one of the following criteria:
It is an anonymous work or pseudonymous work and 25 years have passed since the year of its publication
It is a sound recording and 50 years have passed since the date of its creation
It is a photographic work or film and 25 years have passed since the year of its publication
It is literary, musical or artistic work other than photograph and 25 years have passed since the year of death of the author (or last-surviving author)
It is a government work and 25 years have passed since the year of its publication
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As such, works published by citizens of these countries in these countries are usually not subject to copyright protection outside of these countries. Hence, such works may be in the public domain in most other countries worldwide.
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Similarly, works published outside of these countries within 30 days of publication within these countries will also usually be subject to protection in the foreign country of publication. When works are subject to copyright outside of these countries, the term of such copyright protection may exceed the term of copyright inside them.
Unpublished works from these countries may be fully copyrighted.
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