| Commentary

210 Use as of right of sound recordings in broadcasts

| Commentary

210 Use as of right of sound recordings in broadcasts

The Broadcasting Act 1990 inserted into the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 provision for a statutory right to use sound recordings in broadcasts and cable programme services1. The right arises in two specific instances. The first is where a licensing body refuses to grant or procure the grant to a proposed licensee of a licence whose terms allow unlimited needle-time or such needle-time as the proposed licensee has demanded, the payment terms of which are acceptable to the proposed licensee2. The second is where an existing licence limits the

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