Laws and Regulations under TRIPS Art. 63.2 - View details of the document

United Kingdom
The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Amendment) Regulations 2010
Provide a right to ensure that a single equitable remuneration is paid by the user, if a phonogram published for commercial purposes, or a reproduction of such a phonogram, is used for broadcasting by wireless means or for any communication to the public. Section 67 of the Act provides that it is not an infringement of copyright in a sound recording to play it as part of the activities of, or for the benefit of a club, society or other organisation if conditions in the section are met provides that the showing or playing in public of a broadcast to an audience who have not paid for admission to the place where the broadcast is to be seen or heard does not infringe any copyright in an “excepted sound recording” (as defined in section 72(1A)) if the playing or showing of that broadcast in public forms part of the activities of an organisation that is not established or conducted for profit. Regulation 4(1) repeals section 72(1B)(a) and regulation 4(2) removes the equivalent exception in relation to performers' rights. Regulation 5 reduces the maximum penalty that can be imposed by way of imprisonment for an offence to which section 107(5) of the Act applies from six months to three months. Section 128A provides that a licensing body must notify any licence or licensing scheme to the Secretary of State if that licence or scheme will authorise the playing in public of excepted sound recordings, as defined in section 72(1A) of the Act, included in broadcasts. The Secretary of State has powers to refer the licence or scheme to the Copyright Tribunal for a determination of whether the licence or scheme is reasonable in the circumstances. Section 128B applies to a reference made under section 128A. Regulation 5 repeals section 128A and section 128B.
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