Commentary

103 Recording for purposes of time-shifting

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY vol 21(2) copyright
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103 Recording for purposes of time-shifting

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103 Recording for purposes of time-shifting

The making in domestic premises for private and domestic use of a recording of a broadcast solely for the purposes of enabling it to be viewed or listened to at a more convenient time does not infringe any copyright in the broadcast or in any work included in it1. This legitimises the well-established practice of ‘time-shifting’, and the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 does not specify that recordings authorised under this provision have to be destroyed within any particular period.

Where a copy which would otherwise be an infringing copy is

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