This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 November 1998, amend the Copyright (General Matters) Regulations 1995.
New regulation 4 adds libraries of Crown entities to the list of libraries that are prescribed classes of libraries for the purposes of section 50 of the Act. Under sections 51 to 56 of the Act, librarians of prescribed libraries may make copies of or from certain copyright works without infringing copyright in those works, provided statutory conditions are met.
New regulation 5A(1) lists those bodies that are prescribed bodies for the purposes of section 90 of the Act. Section 90 allows prescribed bodies to make recordings of prescribed classes of broadcasts and cable programmes, or a copy of such a recording, without permission of the copyright owners, if made for archival purposes.
Subclause (2) lists the classes that are prescribed classes of broadcasts or cable programmes for the purposes of section 90 of the Act.