Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000
Obligation of collecting societies to register (copyright).
181.—(1) Any body operating as a licensing body within the meaning specified in section 38 or 149 shall be obliged to register in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, and to remain registered for so long as it continues to operate in this capacity.
(2) Any body to which the provisions of subsection (1) applies which—
(a) fails within six months of the commencement of this Chapter to register under the terms of this Chapter,
(b) fails within 2 months of its establishment in the case of a body established after the commencement of this Chapter, to register under the terms of this Chapter, or
(c) continues to operate as such a body having been removed from the Register for any reason.
shall be guilty of an offence.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (2) shall be liable—
(a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £1,500, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both, or
(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding £100,000, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, or both.