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Digital Economy Act 2010

Territorial Extent and Application

18.The Act extends to all of the United Kingdom. The Act’s amendments to Part 1 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 may be extended to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and British overseas territories. The Act’s amendments to other enactments may be extended to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

19.Video games classification and public lending right are transferred matters in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly passed the necessary legislative consent motion on 11 January 2010.

20.There is no effect on the Welsh Ministers or the National Assembly for Wales and no other particular effect on Wales.

21.The Act does not contain any provisions falling within the terms of the Sewel Convention.

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