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Scotland Act 1998

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25(1)The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 12(9) (duration of copyright in literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works), for “166” there is substituted “166A”.

(3)In section 153(2) (qualification for copyright protection), for “166” there is substituted “166A”.

(4)In section 163(6) (Crown copyright), for “and 166” there is substituted “to 166A”.

(5)In section 164(1) (Crown copyright in Acts of Parliament etc.), after “Parliament” there is inserted “Act of the Scottish Parliament”.

(6)After section 166 there is inserted—

166ACopyright in Bills of the Scottish Parliament

(1)Copyright in every Bill introduced into the Scottish Parliament belongs to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.

(2)Copyright under this section subsists from the time when the text of the Bill is handed in to the Parliament for introduction—

(a)until the Bill receives Royal Assent, or

(b)if the Bill does not receive Royal Assent, until it is withdrawn or rejected or no further parliamentary proceedings may be taken in respect of it.

(3)References in this Part to Parliamentary copyright (except in section 165) include copyright under this section; and, except as mentioned above, the provisions of this Part apply in relation to copyright under this section as to other Parliamentary copyright.

(4)No other copyright, or right in the nature of copyright, subsists in a Bill after copyright has once subsisted under this section; but without prejudice to the subsequent operation of this section in relation to a Bill which, not having received Royal Assent, is later reintroduced into the Parliament.

(7)In section 178 (minor definitions)—

(a)in the definition of “the Crown”, after “of” there is inserted “the Scottish Administration or of”, and

(b)in the definition of “parliamentary proceedings”, after “Assembly” there is inserted “of the Scottish Parliament”.

(8)In section 179 (index of defined expressions), in column 2 of the entry for “Parliamentary copyright”, for “and 166(6)” there is substituted “166(6) and 166A(3)”.

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