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Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

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76Power to reduce duration of copyright in transitional cases

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(1)Section 170 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (transitional provisions and savings) is amended as follows.

(2)At the beginning insert “(1)”.

(3)At the end insert—

(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations amend Schedule 1 to reduce the duration of copyright in existing works which are unpublished, other than photographs or films.

(3)The regulations may provide for the copyright to expire—

(a)with the end of the term of protection of copyright laid down by Directive 2006/116/EC or at any later time;

(b)subject to that, on the commencement of the regulations or at any later time.

(4)“Existing works” has the same meaning as in Schedule 1.

(5)Regulations under subsection (2) may—

(a)make different provision for different purposes;

(b)make supplementary or transitional provision;

(c)make consequential provision, including provision amending any enactment or subordinate legislation passed or made before that subsection comes into force.

(6)The power to make regulations under subsection (2) is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(7)A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (2) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

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