UK set for new rules on copyright collective licensing
New rules on collective licensing of copyright are set to come into force in the UK in October, after draft secondary legislation was laid before Parliament yesterday
The Copyright and Rights in Performance (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations 2014 have been made under a power in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act.
The draft Regulations will be subject to the so-called affirmative resolution procedure, which means that they will only become law after they have been debated and approved by both Houses of Parliament. The government said it expects them to come into force on the October 2014 common commencement date.