Copyright Act, 1956 (United Kingdom)/Schedule 6
Amendment of Dramatic and Musical Performers Protection Act, 1925
New Sections 1A and 1B
Penalties for making, &c., cinematography films without consent of performers
1A. Subject to the provisions of this Act, if any person knowingly—
(b) sells or lets for hire, or distributes for the purposes of trade, or by way of trade exposes or offers for sale or hire, a cinematography film made in contravention of this Act, or
(c) uses for the purposes of exhibition to the public a cinematograph film made in contravention of this Act, he shall be guilty of an offence under this Act,
and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds:
Provided that, where a person is charged with an offence under paragraph (a) of this section, It shall be a defence to prove that the cinematography film was made for his private and domestic use only.
Penalties for broadcasting without consent of performers
New Sections 3A and 3B
3A. Notwithstanding anything in the preceding provisions of this Act, it shall be a defence to any proceedings under this Act to prove—
(b) that the inclusion of the performance in question in the record, cinematography Him or broadcast to which the proceedings relate was only by way of background or was otherwise only incidental to the principal matters comprised or represented in the record, film or broadcast.
Consent on behalf of performers
3B. Where in any proceedings under this Act it is proved—
(b) that the person making the record, Elm or broadcast had no reasonable grounds for believing that the person giving the consent was not so authorised,
the provisions of this Act shall apply as if it had been proved that the performers had themselves consented in writing to the making of the record, film or broadcast.
Minor and Consequential Amendments
|Section one||At the beginning of the section there shall be inserted the words “Subject to the provisions of this Act”; and at the end of the section, for the words “not made for purposes of trade” there shall be substituted the words “made for his private and domestic use only”.|
|Section three||For the words “records or” there shall be substituted the words “records, cinematography films”.|
|Section four||At the end of the definition of the expression record ” there shall be inserted the words including the sound-track of a cinematography film”; and at the end of the section there shall be inserted the following definitions:—
“The expression 'cinematography film' means any print, negative, tape or other article on which a performance of a dramatic or musical work or part thereof is recorded for the purposes of visual reproduction, and any reference to the making of a cinematography film is a reference to the carrying out of any process whereby such a performance or part thereof is so recorded;
The expression 'broadcast' means broadcast by wireless telegraphy (within the meaning of the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1949), whether by way of sound broadcasting or of television”.