[F1Chapter 4E+W+S+N.I.QUALIFICATION FOR PROTECTION, EXTENT AND INTERPRETATION
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X1 Qualification for protection and extentE+W+S+N.I.
X2206 Qualifying countries, individuals and persons.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)In this Part—
“qualifying country” means—
(a)the United Kingdom,
(b)another member State of the [F2European Union], or
(c)to the extent that an Order under section 208 so provides, a country designated under that section as enjoying reciprocal protection;
“qualifying individual” means a citizen or subject of, or an individual resident in, a qualifying country; and
“qualifying person” means a qualifying individual or a body corporate or other body having legal personality which—
(a)is formed under the law of a part of the United Kingdom or another qualifying country, and
(b)has in any qualifying country a place of business at which substantial business activity is carried on.
(2)The reference in the definition of “qualifying individual” to a person’s being a citizen or subject of a qualifying country shall be construed—
(a)in relation to the United Kingdom, as a reference to his being a British citizen, and
(b)in relation to a colony of the United Kingdom, as a reference to his being a British Dependent Territories’ citizen by connection with that colony.
(3)In determining for the purpose of the definition of “qualifying person” whether substantial business activity is carried on at a place of business in any country, no account shall be taken of dealings in goods which are at all material times outside that country.
X3207 Countries to which this Part extends.E+W+S+N.I.
This Part extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
X4208 Countries enjoying reciprocal protection.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council designate as enjoying reciprocal protection under this Part—
(a)a Convention country, or
(b)a country as to which Her Majesty is satisfied that provision has been or will be made under its law giving adequate protection for British performances.
(2)A “Convention country” means a country which is a party to a Convention relating to performers’ rights to which the United Kingdom is also a party.
(3)A “British performance” means a performance—
(a)given by an individual who is a British citizen or resident in the United Kingdom, or
(b)taking place in the United Kingdom.
(4)If the law of that country provides adequate protection only for certain descriptions of performance, an Order under subsection (1)(b) designating that country shall contain provision limiting to a corresponding extent the protection afforded by this Part in relation to performances connected with that country.
(5)The power conferred by subsection (1)(b) is exercisable in relation to any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or any colony of the United Kingdom, as in relation to a foreign country.
(6)A statutory instrument containing an Order in Council under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
X5209 Territorial waters and the continental shelf.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)For the purposes of this Part the territorial waters of the United Kingdom shall be treated as part of the United Kingdom.
(2)This Part applies to things done in the United Kingdom sector of the continental shelf on a structure or vessel which is present there for purposes directly connected with the exploration of the sea bed or subsoil or the exploitation of their natural resources as it applies to things done in the United Kingdom.
(3)The United Kingdom sector of the continental shelf means the areas designated by order under section 1(7) of the M1Continental Shelf Act 1964.
X6210 British ships, aircraft and hovercraft.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)This Part applies to things done on a British ship, aircraft or hovercraft as it applies to things done in the United Kingdom.
(2)In this section—
“British ship” means a ship which is a British ship for the purposes of the [F3Merchant Shipping Act 1995] otherwise than by virtue of registration in a country outside the United Kingdom; and
“British aircraft” and “British hovercraft” mean an aircraft or hovercraft registered in the United Kingdom.
Requirement of signature: application in relation to body corporate
(1)The requirement in the following provisions that an instrument be signed by or on behalf of a person is also satisfied in the case of a body corporate by the affixing of its seal—
section 191B(3) (assignment of performer's property rights);
section 191C(1) (assignment of future performer's property rights);
section 191D(1) (grant of exclusive licence).
(2)The requirement in the following provisions that an instrument be signed by a person is also satisfied in the case of a body corporate by signature on behalf of the body or by the affixing of its seal—
section 205D(2)(a) (assertion of performer's moral rights);
section 205J(2) (waiver of performer's moral rights).]
X8211 Expressions having same meaning as in copyright provisions.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)The following expressions have the same meaning in this Part as in Part I (copyright)—
[F5assignment (in Scotland),]
F6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[F8communication to the public,]
defendant (in Scotland),
delivery up (in Scotland),
[F10injunction (in Scotland)]
published, F11. . .
[F13sound recording, and]
(2)[F15 The provisions of—
(a)section 5B(2) and (3) (supplementary provisions relating to films), and
(b)section 6(3) to (5A) and section 19(4) (supplementary provisions relating to broadcasting),
apply] for the purposes of this Part, and in relation to an infringement of the rights conferred by this Part, as they apply for the purposes of Part I and in relation to an infringement of copyright.
X9212 Index of defined expressions.E+W+S+N.I.
The following Table shows provisions defining or otherwise explaining expressions used in this Part (other than provisions defining or explaining an expression used only in the same section)—
|[F16assignment (in Scotland)||section 211(1) (and section 177);]|
|broadcast (and related expressions)||section 211 (and section 6)|
|business||section 211(1) (and section 178)|
|F17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .|
|[F18communication to the public||section 211(1) (and section 20)]|
|[F19consent of performer (in relation to performer’s property rights)]||[F20section 191A(2)]|
|country||section 211(1) (and section 178)|
|defendant (in Scotland)||section 211(1) (and section 177)|
|delivery up (in Scotland)||section 211(1) (and section 177)|
|[F21distribution right]||[F22section 182B(5)]|
|[F23the EEA and EEA state]||[F24section 211(1) (and section 172A)]|
|exclusive recording contract||section 185(1)|
|film||section 211(1) (and [F25section 5B])|
|illicit recording||section 197|
|[F27injunction (in Scotland)||section 211(1) (and section 177)]|
|[F28issue to the public||section 182B;]|
|literary work||section 211(1) (and section 3(1))|
|[F29lending right]||[F30section 182C(7)]|
|[F31making available right||section 182CA]|
|[F32performer’s non-property rights]||[F33section 192A(1)]|
|[F34performer’s property rights]||[F35section 191A(1)]|
|published||section 211(1) (and section 175)|
|qualifying country||section 206(1)|
|qualifying individual||section 206(1) and (2)|
|qualifying performance||section 181|
|qualifying person||section 206(1) and (3)|
|recording (of a performance)||section 180(2)|
|recording rights (person having)||section 185(2) and (3)|
|[F36rental right)]||[F37section 182C(7)]|
|[F38reproduction right]||[F39section 182A(3)]|
|[F40rights owner (in relation to performer’s property rights)]||[F41 section 191A(3) and (4).]|
|[F42signed||section 211(1) (and section 176);]|
|sound recording||section 211(1) (and [F43section 5A]).|
|[F44wireless broadcast||section 211(1) (and section 178).]]|