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The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013
Repeals section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 so as to provide full copyright protection, for artistic works from which mass-produced articles are copied, for the period of the author's life plus 70 years. Creates a power to amend exceptions for copyright and rights in performances without affecting the existing criminal penalties regime. Amends section 170 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to give the Secretary of State the power to reduce the duration of copyright in works already existing when provisions of the 1988 Act came into force and which are unpublished, other than photographs or films. Makes a series of amendments to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to allow (through regulations) for the introduction of systems for the licensing of “orphan works”, and the authorisation of voluntary extended collective licensing schemes. This part also inserts a new Schedule into the Act which confers power on the Secretary of State to require a licensing body to adopt a code of practice under certain circumstances, and which makes provision regarding licensing of performers' rights. Makes provision for the implementation of EU Directive 2011/77/EU under the European Communities Act 1972, whilst retaining the current levels of penalty for infringement of copyright.
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