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17.—(1) An application for first registration of Public Lending Right in respect of an eligible book—
(a)shall satisfy the requirements of Article 14 and be made by delivery at the registry;
(b)shall be made by an eligible author, and
(c)where the book has two or more authors (including any who are not eligible persons), shall specify the shares of each of them in the Right and, for that purpose, each of those authors shall be a party to the application.
(2) An application for first registration of an eligible author's share of Public Lending Right in respect of an eligible book with two or more authors (including any who are not eligible persons)—
(a)shall satisfy the requirements of Article 14 and be made by delivery at the registry, and
(b)shall be made by the author concerned.
(3) Anything which falls to be done by an author under this Article shall, if he is not of full age, be done by his parent or guardian and that parent or guardian shall be recorded in the Register as the person to whom are payable sums in respect of any registered interest of the author until such time as a transfer of the registration into the author's own name has been recorded in pursuance of Article 25.