171. Fair dealing for the purpose of reporting current events.

The defence of fair dealing with a work for the purpose of reporting current events is frequently invoked by those wishing to exploit broadcasts of sporting events belonging to third party broadcasters or event organisers: the defence provides that fair dealing with a work (other than a photograph) for this purpose does not infringe any copyright in the work provided that1 it is accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement2. No acknowledgement is required in connection with the reporting of current events by means of a sound recording, film or broadcast where this would be impossible for reasons of practicality or