| Commentary

155 The Copyright Tribunal

| Commentary

K: THE COPYRIGHT TRIBUNAL

155 The Copyright Tribunal

The Copyright Tribunal is the Performing Right Tribunal (established by Section 23 of the Copyright Act 1956) as renamed by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 19881. Responsibility for the Copyright Tribunal lies with the UK Intellectual Property Office (‘UK IPO’). Following a review of the operation of the Copyright Tribunal by the UK IPO in 2007 and by the House of Commons Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee in March 2008, the government agreed with the recommendations of both of them that responsibility for the Copyright Tribunal should remain with the UK IPO2.

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