Consultation outcome

Technical Review: Section 72 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA)

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Detail of outcome

This document summarises the outcome of the consultation. The government would like to thank all respondents for their contributions.

Respondents welcomed the removal of ‘film’ from Section 72. The government intends to introduce legislative changes to effect this at the earliest opportunity.

Original consultation


The Intellectual Property Office is inviting comments on changes to Section 72 (the public showing of broadcasts) and on draft regulations.

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Consultation description

The government consulted on proposed changes to Section 72 in 2015.

In light of the responses received, this is a further consultation and technical review on the draft regulations for introducing the changes.


Further consultation and technical review on changes to Section 72 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

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Published 23 March 2016
Last updated 6 May 2016 + show all updates
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