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(1)This section applies where a person (in this section, “the publisher”) who is required by or under this Act to deliver anything to an address specified by a deposit library, or to a deposit library, has failed to comply with that obligation.
(2)The library may, in accordance with rules of court, apply to the county court (or, in Scotland, to the sheriff) for an order requiring the publisher to comply with the obligation.
(3)If on an application under subsection (2) it appears that—
(a)the publisher is unable to comply with the obligation, or
(b)for any other reason, it is not appropriate to make an order under that subsection,
the court or sheriff may instead make an order requiring the publisher to pay to the library an amount which is not more than the cost of making good the failure to comply.
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