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Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003


Section 11: Regulations: general

29.This enables different provisions to be made for different purposes, including for different media, descriptions of work, deposit libraries and areas, and allows for regulations applying only in some cases or subject to exceptions. Regulations may not be made unless the Secretary of State has consulted the deposit libraries and the publishers likely to be affected. In addition the Secretary of State intends to establish an advisory panel made up of members of the deposit libraries, the publishing industry and others, to advise her on all aspects of the regulations.

30.Regulations applying the Act to non-print material (made under section 1(4) and undersection 6) must not apply to works published before the regulations are made.

31.Regulations applying the Act to non-print material and those dealing with duplicate works (made under section 2) may only be made where the Secretary of State considers that the costs likely to be incurred by the publishers are not disproportionate to the benefit to the public arising from the deposit of the works.

32.Regulations applying the Act to non-print material, dealing with duplicate works, dealing with use of the material (under section 7), or providing for web harvesting (under section 10(5)) may only be made where the Secretary of State considers that they do not unreasonably prejudice the interests of the publishers.

33.All regulations must be approved in draft by both Houses of Parliament before being made.

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