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Crime and Courts Act 2013

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Section 41

SCHEDULE 15Exclusions from definition of “relevant publisher”

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Broadcasters

1The British Broadcasting Corporation.

2Sianel Pedwar Cymru.

3The holder of a licence under the Broadcasting Act 1990 or 1996 who publishes news-related material in connection with the broadcasting activities authorised under the licence.

Special interest titles

4A person who publishes a title that—

(a)relates to a particular pastime, hobby, trade, business, industry or profession, and

(b)only contains news-related material on an incidental basis that is relevant to the main content of the title.

Scientific or academic journals

5A person who publishes a scientific or academic journal that only contains news-related material on an incidental basis that is relevant to the scientific or academic content.

Public bodies and charities

6(1)A public body or charity that publishes news-related material in connection with the carrying out of its functions.

(2)“Public body” means a person or body whose functions are of a public nature.

Company news publications etc

7A person who publishes a newsletter, circular or other document which—

(a)relates to a business carried on by the person, and

(b)only contains news-related material on an incidental basis that is relevant to the person’s business.

Micro-businesses

8(1)A person who, in carrying on a micro-business, publishes news-related material where either condition A or condition B is met.

(2)Condition A is that the news-related material is contained in a multi-author blog.

(3)Condition B is that the news-related material is published on an incidental basis that is relevant to the main activities of the business.

(4)“Micro-business” means a business which—

(a)has fewer than 10 employees, and

(b)has an annual turnover not exceeding £2,000,000.

(5)The number of employees is to be calculated as follows—

(a)find the total number of hours per week for which all the employees of the business are contracted to work;

(b)divide that number by 37.5.

(6)“Employee” has the same meaning as in the Employment Rights Act 1996 (see section 230 of that Act).

(7)“Multi-author blog” means a blog that contains contributions from different authors.

Book publishers

9(1)A person who is the publisher of a book.

(2)“Book” does not include any title published on a periodic basis with substantially different content.

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