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COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 - SECT 153DD

References relating to revocation of declaration of collecting society

             (1)  This section has effect if the Minister refers to the Copyright Tribunal under section 135ZZC the question whether the declaration of a body as a collecting society should be revoked.

             (2)  The parties to the reference are:

                     (a)  the Minister; and

                     (b)  the collecting society; and

                     (c)  any person made a party by the Tribunal.

             (3)  The Tribunal may make a person a party if:

                     (a)  the person asks to be made a party; and

                     (b)  the Tribunal thinks that the person has a sufficient interest in the question whether the declaration of the collecting society should be revoked.

             (4)  After giving each party an opportunity of presenting its case, the Tribunal must:

                     (a)  revoke the declaration of the collecting society under section 135ZZC; or

                     (b)  refuse to revoke the declaration.

             (5)  If the Tribunal revokes the declaration of the collecting society:

                     (a)  the revocation must specify the day on which it takes effect; and

                     (b)  the Registrar must publish notice of the revocation in the Gazette .



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