PRINTERS ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Documents to bear name of printer

   4   Printer to keep copy of documents

   5   Penalty

   6   Exemptions

 

THE PRINTERS ACT

[Date of Commencement: 10th August, 1939]

Cap 306.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Printers Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "document" means every book and volume and every part of a book and volume and every newspaper, sheet of paper or other printed material, every pamphlet, leaflet, sheet of music, map, chart and plan.

3   Documents to bear name of printer

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   Every person who-

   (a)   prints any document and who fails to print legibly upon the first or last printed leaf of the document his name and usual place of abode or business; or

   (b)   publishes, distributes or disperses or assists or aids or abets in publishing, distributing or dispersing any document upon which the name and usual place of abode or business of the printer has not been printed as required by paragraph (a),

shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

4   Printer to keep copy of documents

   (1) Every person who prints any document shall for a period of six months next after the printing thereof, keep and preserve one copy (at least) of every such document, and shall on such copy legibly write or print the name and address of the person by whom he is employed to print the document, and shall, if during such period he is required so to do, produce and show such copy to a Resident Magistrate or Justice.

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