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Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

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2[F1(1)Fair dealing with a performance or recording for the purpose of criticism or review, of that or another performance or recording, or of a work, does not infringe any of the rights conferred by [F2this Chapter] provided that the performance or recording has been made available to the public.E+W+S+N.I.

[F3(1ZA)The rights conferred by this Chapter in a performance or a recording of a performance are not infringed by the use of a quotation from the performance or recording (whether for criticism or review or otherwise) provided that—

(a)the performance or recording has been made available to the public,

(b)the use of the quotation is fair dealing with the performance or recording, and

(c)the extent of the quotation is no more than is required by the specific purpose for which it is used.]

(1A)Fair dealing with a performance or recording for the purpose of reporting current events does not infringe any of the rights conferred by [F2this Chapter].]

[F4(1B)To the extent that a term of a contract purports to prevent or restrict the doing of any act which, by virtue of sub-paragraph (1ZA), would not infringe any right conferred by this Chapter, that term is unenforceable.]

(2)Expressions used in this paragraph have the same meaning as in section 30.

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F1 Sch. 2 para. 2(1)(1A) substituted (31.10.2003) for Sch. 2 para. 2(1) by The Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/2498) , reg. 10(2) (with regs. 31-40 )

F2 Words in Sch. 2 para. 2(1)(1A) substituted (1.2.2006) by The Performances (Moral Rights, etc.) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/18) , reg. 2 , Sch. para. 9 (with reg. 8 )

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