| Commentary

69.1 Background

| Commentary

69 Legal deposit libraries

69.1 Background

The privilege by which certain libraries (‘deposit libraries’) are entitled to receive copies of all published books dates back to the Copyright Act 18421, and this provision was re-enacted by Section 15 of the Copyright Act 1911. The Copyright Act 1956 left Section 15 of the 1911 Act in place, but this was updated by the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 in order to take account of advances in publication technology and the rising popularity of non-print media. The 2003 Act repeals Section 15 of the 1911 Act but effectively re-enacts it so far as

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