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Scotland Act 1998

Purpose and Effect

Part I of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 sets out the law relating to copyright. Amendments to the 1988 Act are required to make provision about copyright in Bills and Acts of the Scottish Parliament and about copying for the purposes of proceedings of the Parliament.

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