Computer Software

– Copyright and Performing Rights Act, 1994, as amended by the Copyright and Performing Rights (Amendment) Act, 2010.

Membership in International Conventions

– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, since January 2, 1992.


Definition: a computer program is defined as a set of instructions, whether expressed in words or in schematic or other form, which is capable, when incorporated in a machine readable medium, of causing an electronic or other device having information-processing capabilities to indicate, perform or achieve a particular function, task or result. 

Duration: copyright in a computer program expires at the end of a period of fifty years from the end of the calendar year in which the program was first published.