Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019

Amendment of section 51 of Principal Act

12. Section 51 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by the substitution of the following subsections for subsection (2):

“(2) It is not an infringement of the rights conferred by this Part if a copy of a work (other than a photograph) on current economic, political or religious matters or similar matters is made by a media business (within the meaning of section 28A(1) of the Competition Act 2002 ) and communicated by the media business to the public if—

(a) such use is not expressly reserved, and

(b) the copy and communication are accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement.

(2A) Where a copy which would otherwise be an infringing copy is made under subsection (2) but is subsequently sold, rented or lent, or offered or exposed for sale, rental or loan, or otherwise made available to the public, it shall be treated as an infringing copy for those purposes and for all subsequent purposes.”,


(b) in subsection (3), by the substitution of “this Act” for “this Part”.