HL Deb 30 October 1956 vol 199 c1150

Clause 6, page 8, line 9, after ("work") insert ("from a place in the United Kingdom, or in another country to which section two of this Act extends")


My Lords, this Amendment is also about ephemeral recordings. I hope to put one or two crumbs in the noble Lord's way, though not, I am certain, so many as he would like. Your Lordships will remember that there was some doubt whether, as drafted, this subsection, which permitted the making of "ephemeral recordings", permitted the making of recordings in this country for the purpose of broadcasts to be made from countries overseas. To do so, we felt, would go beyond the spirit, if not the letter, of Article 11 bis (3) of the Brussels text. This Amendment accordingly makes it clear that the advantages of the Subsection can be claimed only by persons who are authorised to broadcast works from places in the United Kingdom, or, if the Bill is extended so as to become part of the law in a particular Colony, from places in that Colony. In plain language, it prevents an organisation like Radio Luxembourg from making a recording here for their use abroad. I hope that the noble Lord will think that is an accretion of a small kind to the struggling composer. 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.