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Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003

Duty to Deposit

Section 2: New and alternative editions

11.This section addresses the issue of duplicate publications. The effect of subsection (1) is that it is not necessary to deposit a new edition of a work if it is substantially the same as one already published in the same medium. Subsection (3) enables the Secretary of State to determine the circumstances under which a work is to be considered ‘substantially the same’ as a previously published work and subsection (2) enables her to determine which medium should be deposited where the same work is published (or works that are substantially the same are published) in different media.

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