§ Baroness Anelay of St Johns
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What are the plans to amend Section 72 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to delete reference to sound recordings. [HL17]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville)
We have no plans to delete references to sound recordings in Section 72 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. We have, however, consulted interested parties on the possibility of changes to the scope of this exception to copyright governing the playing or showing of broadcasts in public places where the public has not paid for admission. Under the exception, the producers of sound recordings receive no royalties for the playing in public of any sound recordings in the broadcasts, although they will have done so for the original inclusion of the sound recordings in the broadcasts.