Commentary

127 Licensing schemes and licensing bodies

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY vol 21(2) copyright
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127 Licensing schemes and licensing bodies

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3: LICENSING SCHEMES AND LICENSING BODIES

127 Licensing schemes and licensing bodies

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 encourages the development of licensing schemes in various areas. It does this by providing that certain acts will not infringe copyright except to the extent that there is a licensing scheme (whether or not certified under Section 143 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) pursuant to which licences are available. Examples are: Section 35 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (which permits a recording to be made at an educational establishment for the educational purposes of the establishment)1,

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