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The Duration of Copyright and Rights in Performances Regulations 1995

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12.  (1)  References in this Part to “commencement”, without more, are to the date on which these Regulations come into force.

(2) In this Part—

“the 1988 Act” means the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988(1);

“the 1988 provisions” means the provisions of that Act as they stood immediately before commencement (including the provisions of Schedule 1 to that Act continuing the effect of earlier enactments); and

“the new provisions” means the provisions of that Act as amended by these Regulations.

(3) Expressions used in this Part which are defined for the purposes of Part I or II of the 1988 Act, in particular references to the copyright owner, have the same meaning as in that Part.

Films not protected as such

13.  In relation to a film in which copyright does not or did not subsist as such but which is or was protected—

(a)as an original dramatic work, or

(b)by virtue of the protection of the photographs forming part of the film,

references in the new provisions, and in this Part, to copyright in a film are to any copyright in the film as an original dramatic work or, as the case may be, in photographs forming part of the film.

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