Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

False representation of authority to give consent.

262.—(1) It shall be an offence for a person to represent falsely that he or she is authorised by any person to give consent for the purposes of this Part in relation to a performance, unless he or she believes on reasonable grounds that he or she is so authorised.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,500, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both.