The Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances Regulations 2013

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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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