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(1)This Act comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed, but this is subject to—
(a)section 28(8), and
(b)subsections (2) and (3).
(2)The following come into force on the day on which this Act is passed—
(a)sections 5, 6, 7, 15 and 16(1),
(b)sections 30 to 32, and
(c)this section and sections 46 and 48.
(3)The following come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint—
(a)sections 19 to 21,
(b)section 29 and the entries in Schedule 2 relating to sections 183A and 184 of the Broadcasting Act 1990 and Schedule 15 to the Communications Act 2003 (and section 45 so far as it relates to those entries),
(c)sections 40(2), (3), (5) and (6) and 41(1), paragraphs 2 to 4, 6 to 9 and 10(2) of Schedule 1 (and section 41(2) so far as it relates to those provisions) and the entries in Schedule 2 relating to sections 2, 4 and 22 of the Video Recordings Act 1984 (and section 45 so far as it relates to those entries), and
(d)section 43 and the entry in Schedule 2 relating to the Public Lending Right Act 1979 (and section 45 so far as it relates to that entry).
(4)The Secretary of State may appoint different days for different purposes.
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