Performers' Protection Act, 1968

Application of certain provisions of Act to other countries.

12.—(1) The Government may by order provide that such provisions of this Act as may be specified in the order shall apply in relation to performances, records and cinematograph films, respectively, made in such foreign countries or group or groups of foreign countries as may be specified in the order, in circumstances that are such that, if the performances, records or cinematograph films had been made in the State, the making would have contravened the provisions of the Act.

(2) The Government shall not make an order under this section applying any of the provisions of this Act in respect of any country which is not a party to a convention for the protection of performers to which the State is also a party unless the Government is satisfied that provision has been or will be made under the laws of that country whereby adequate protection will be given in that country to performances in the State.

(3) The Government may by order revoke or amend an order under this section including an order under this subsection.

(4) Every order made under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made, and if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either House within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the order has been laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.