HL Deb 12 March 2002 vol 632 c74WA
Baroness Anelay of St Johns

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 2 July 2001 (WA 33), which parties were consulted on the possibility of changes to the scope of the exception to copyright governing the playing or showing of broadcasts in public places where the public has not paid for admission; and what were the results of this consultation exercise. [HL3026]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

Those consulted included organisations representing right holders, particularly the owners of rights in sound recordings and music, and users of sound recordings, such as broadcasters, small businesses and background music providers. Right-holder interests wanted the exception to copyright in Section 72 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be repealed or modified. Those providing background music by dubbing wanted Section 72 to be modified too but another user group wanted Section 72 to remain unchanged. A dialogue with some of the key interests is continuing.