HL Deb 30 October 1956 vol 199 c1181

Clause 24, page 34, line 35, at end insert ("or to cause the work or an adaptation thereof to be transmitted to subscribers to a diffusion service;")


My Lords, we are again touching on relaying and re-diffusion. Now that relaying has been brought within range of infringement, and licences from copyright owners may in some circumstances be required. it is only right that the rediffusion companies should have the same opportunities as other would-be licensees to have the conditions of the licence brought before the Tribunal. If this were not to be done, it could well happen that British rediffusion companies would be at the mercy of collecting societies acting on behalf of copyright owners, some of whom may be foreigners, a position which could not be justified. Accordingly, this Amendment is proposed to deal with this rather peculiar situation. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Mancroft.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.