The Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003

Extended copyright in sound recordings: existing licences, agreements, etc.

38.  (1)  Any copyright licence or any term or condition of an agreement relating to the exploitation of a sound recording which—

(a)subsists immediately before commencement in relation to an existing sound recording, and

(b)is not to expire before the end of the copyright period under the 1988 provisions,

shall continue to have effect during the period of any extended copyright in that sound recording, subject to any agreement to the contrary.

(2) Any copyright licence, or term or condition relating to the exploitation of a sound recording, imposed by order of the Copyright Tribunal which—

(a)subsists immediately before commencement in relation to an existing sound recording, and

(b)is not to expire before the end of the copyright period under the 1988 provisions,

shall continue to have effect during the period of any extended copyright, subject to any further order of the Tribunal.