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Legal Deposit - what is this?
- Legal deposit is a statutory provision which obliges publishers to deposit copies of their publications in libraries in the country in which they are published. Under the Copyright Act 1968 and various state acts, a copy of any work published in Australia must be deposited with the National Library of Australia and the appropriate State Library.
- Legal deposit of the material is the sole responsibility of the publisher or author.
- Legal deposit is required under the Tasmanian Libraries Act 1984, s22. The Act requires that a book published in Tasmania be deposited within one month of publication.