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Digital Economy Act 2010

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Section 46: Extent

216.This section provides that the Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Subsections (2) and (3) provide that any amendments made by this Act to the Acts listed in subsection (2) may be extended to any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man under relevant extending powers in those Acts. Subsection (4) permits amendments made by this Act to Part 1 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be extended to any British overseas territory under section 157(2) of that Act.

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