1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Particulars to be contained in books

   4.   Delivery of books published in Malawi to the Government Archivist

   5.   Registration of newspapers

   6.   Certified extracts from register to be received in evidence

18 of 1947
20 of 1956
G.N. 33/1964(N)

An Act to Make Provision for the Registration of Newspapers, the Printing and Publication of Books and the Preservation of Printed Works Published in Malawi.

[1ST MARCH 1948]

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Printed Publications Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   “book” includes every part or division of a book, pamphlet, newspaper, sheet of letterpress, sheet of music, map, plan, chart or table separately published;

   “editor” includes the person or persons actually responsible for the collation or inclusion in any newspaper of the contents thereof, whether such person or persons are expressly employed for such purposes or not;

   “newspaper” means any periodical publication published at intervals of not more than one month and consisting wholly, or for the greater part, of political or other news or of articles relating thereto or to other current topics, with or without advertisements, and with or without illustrations, but shall not include any publication which is proved not to be intended for public sale or public dissemination;

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