The Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances Regulations 2013

By Ann Cheung and Patrick Mitchell

The Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances Regulations 2013 made on 17 July 2013 will come into force on 1 November 2013, the date by which all member states are required to implement the provisions of Directive 2011/77/EU of the European Parliament.

The regulations amend the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (the Amended Act). Regulations 5, 6 and 8 extend the length of copyright term in works of co-authorship, sound recordings and performers’ rights in sound recordings from 50 to 70 years from the death of the last surviving author…

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