The eligibility of a work for copyright is not affected by its artistic quality, the purpose of the author in creating it or by the manner or form of its expression.
A work is also protected if:
(a) on the date of its first publication at least one of the authors is
(i) a citizen of or domiciled in; or
(ii) it body corporate established by or under the laws of, country that is a party to an obligation in a treaty or other international agreement to which Sierra Leone is a party; or
(b) the work is first published
(i) in a country which is a party to an obligation in a treaty or other international agreement to which Sierra Leone is party;
(ii) by the United Nations or any of its Specialised Agencies;
(iii) by the African Union;
(iv) by the Economic Community of West African States.