Republic of Namibia
[Government Gazette: 5 May 1994 No. 845]

[Date of Commencement: 5 May 1994]

To provide for the protection of copyright and performers’ rights, and to
provide for matters incidental thereto.
BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia, as follows:INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
1 Interpretation
(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise indicates"adaptation", in relation to(a)a literary work, includes(i) in the case of a non-dramatic work, a version of the work in which it is converted into a
dramatic work;
(ii) in the case of a dramatic work, a version of the work in which it is converted into a nondramatic work;
(iii) a translation of the work; or
(iv) a version of the work in which the story or action is conveyed wholly or mainly by means
of pictures in a form suitable for reproduction in a book or in a newspaper, magazine or
similar periodical;
(b) a musical work, includes an arrangement or transcription of the work, if such arrangement
or transcription has an original creative character;
(c) an artistic work, includes a transformation of the work in such a manner that the original
or substantial features thereof remain recognisable;
(d) a computer program, includes(i) a version of the program in a programming language, code or notation different from that
of the program; or
(ii) a fixation of the program in or on a medium different from the medium of fixation of the
"artistic work" means, irrespective of its artistic quality(a) a painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving or photograph;
(b) a work of architecture, being either a building or a model of a building; or
(c) a work of craftsmanship not falling within either a model of a building; or

Select target paragraph3