Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

Reference to Controller of proposed licence.

274.—(1) The terms on which a licensing body proposes to grant a licence may be referred to the Controller by the prospective licensee for an order under subsection (3).

(2) The Controller may refuse to consider a reference under subsection (1) on the ground that the reference is premature.

(3) Where the Controller decides to consider a reference under subsection (1), he or she shall consider the terms of the proposed licence and make an order, confirming or varying the terms, as the Controller may determine to be reasonable in the circumstances.

(4) An order under subsection (3) may be made for such period as the Controller may determine.