Commentary

105 Free public showing or playing of broadcasts

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY vol 21(2) copyright
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105 Free public showing or playing of broadcasts

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105 Free public showing or playing of broadcasts

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 permits the showing or playing in public of a television or radio broadcast to a non-paying audience. Such a showing will not infringe any copyright in the broadcast or in any sound recording (unless it is an excepted sound recording) or film included in it1. This provision defines what constitutes a paying and a non-paying audience. Residents and inmates of a place are not considered to have paid for admission to that place, nor are members of a club or society where payment

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