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Publication of a Work

Article 3 and 4 of the Copyright Act specifies the meaning publicizing a work and making it public. According to Article 3, a work has been “published when reproductions of it have been made and distributed, in reasonably sufficient quantities to meet the public demand therefor given the nature of the work, by a person entitled to the right provided for in Article 21 or with the authorization of such person or by a person in favor of whom the right of publication provided for in Article 79 has been established; provided, however that the foregoing shall not apply to situations where the making and distributing of reproductions harms the rights of a person entitled to a right provided for in Article 26 or Article 26-2, paragraph (1) or Article 26-3.” It also clarifies what it is considered as “making a work public.”

(Publication of a work)
Article 3 
(1) A work has been "published" when reproductions of it have been made and distributed, in reasonably sufficient quantities to meet the publicdemand therefor given the nature of the work, by a person entitled to the right provided for in Article 21 or with the authorization of such person("authorization" means the authorization provided for under Article 63, paragraph (1) to exploit a work; the same shall apply in this Chapter and the Chapterbelow, with the exception of Article 4-2 and Article 63) or by a person in favor of whom the right of publication provided for in Article 79 has been established; provided, however that the foregoing shall not apply to situations where the making and distributing of reproductions harms the rights of a person entitled to a right provided for in Article 26 or Article 26-2, paragraph (1) or Article 26-3.
(2) An original work shall be deemed to have been "published" when reproductions of its translation (a form of derivative works) have been made anddistributed, in such quantities as prescribed in the preceding paragraph, by a person who, pursuant to Article 28, is entitled to the same right as that provided for in Article 21 or by a person with authorization from such a person; provided, however, that the foregoing shall not apply to situations where the making anddistributing of reproductions harms the rights of a person who, pursuant to the provisions of Article 28, is entitled to the same right as one of those provided for in Article 26, Article 26-2, paragraph (1) or Article 26-3 pursuant to the provisions of Article 28.
(3) A person who would be entitled to a right under either of the preceding two paragraphs if its work were protected under this Act, as well as a person with authorization from such a person to exploit such work, shall be considered to be a person entitled to such right or a person who with authorization from such a person (as the case may be), and the provisions of the preceding two paragraphs shall apply on that basis.

(Making a work public)
Article 4 
(1) A work has been "made public" when it has been published, or when, by means of stage performance, musical performance, screen presentation, public transmission, recitation or exhibition, it has been made available to the public [in either case,] by a person entitled to the rights provided for in Articles 22 to 25 or by a person with authorization from such a person. In the case of an architectural work, a work has been "made public" when it has been constructed by a person possessing the right provided for in Article 21 or by a person with authorization from such a person.