Irish Horseracing Industry Act, 1994

Broadcasting and filming rights.

61.—(1) Subject to subsection (3), where the executive of an authorised racecourse intends to enter into any contract or arrangement with any person in relation to the transmission or relaying of any broadcast, or the photographing, filming or sound recording for commercial purposes, of a race-fixture or any part thereof, that executive shall inform the Authority of such intention as soon as it is able and shall comply with any conditions that the Authority may specify within one month in relation to the proposed contract or arrangement.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the property rights in relation to any broadcast of any part of a race-fixture or any photograph, film or sound recording taken or made for commercial purposes at a race-fixture shall vest in the executive of the authorised racecourse concerned.

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to any photograph, film or sound recording taken or made by the Racing Regulatory Body in the course of its functions at a race-fixture and anything so taken or made shall vest in the Racing Regulatory Body.

(4) In this section “broadcast” has the meaning assigned to it by the Broadcasting and Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1988 .