Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

False claims of rights in performances.

259.—A person who, for financial gain, makes a claim to enjoy a right under this Part or Part IV which is, and which he or she knows or has reason to believe is, false, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding £100,000, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, or both.