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Dramatic and Musical Performers' Protection Act 1958

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8Interpretation

(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say.—

  • " broadcast" means broadcast by wireless telegraphy (within the meaning of the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1949), whether by way of sound broadcasting or of television;

  • " cinematograph film " means any print, negative, tape or other article on which a performance of a dramatic or musical work or part thereof is recorded for the purposes of visual reproduction;

  • " performance of a dramatic or musical work " includes any performance, mechanical or otherwise, of any such work, being a performance rendered or intended to be rendered audible by mechanical or electrical means;

  • " performers ", in the case of a mechanical performance, means the persons whose performance is mechanically reproduced;

  • " record" means any record or similar contrivance for reproducing sound, including the sound-track of a cinematograph film.

(2)Any reference in this Act to the making of a cinematograph film is a reference to the carrying out of any process whereby a performance of a dramatic or musical work or part thereof is recorded for the purposes of visual reproduction.

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