| Commentary

124 Cable retransmission right

| Commentary

124 Cable retransmission right

The Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 1996 introduced a cable retransmission right1. The owner of copyright in a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, sound recording or film may grant or refuse authorisation for cable retransmission of a wireless broadcast from another EEA member state in which the work is included2. ‘Cable transmission’ is defined as the reception and immediate retransmission by cable including the transmission of microwave energy between terrestrial fixed points of a wireless broadcast3.

The cable retransmission right can only be exercised against a cable operator through

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