Changes to Section 72: Public showing or playing of broadcasts

Changes to Section 72 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988: Public showing or playing of broadcasts.



This guidance sets out the effect of the changes made to Section 72 under The Copyright (Free Public Showing or Playing) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 which came into force on 15 June 2016.

This guidance is aimed at all organisations (including charities, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations) which show television broadcasts in public. It will be of particular interest to pubs and other premises which choose to show live sporting events.

Published 13 July 2016