3.-(1) Subject to the following provisions of this section, for the purposes of this Act publication in relation to a work means the issue of copies of the work to the public (whether by way of sale or otherwise) including, where the work is a literary, musical, dramatic or artistic work, the making available of copies to the public by means of an electronic retrieval system; and all related expressions shall be construed accordingly.
(2) References in this Act to the issue to the public of copies of a work are to the act of putting into circulation copies not previously put into circulation in Jamaica or elsewhere, and not to-
(a) any subsequent distribution, sale, hiring or loan of those copies; or
(b) any subsequent importation of those copies into Jamaica,
except that in relation to sound recordings, films and computer programs, the act of issuing copies to the public includes any rental of copies to the public.