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COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 - SECT 153U

References relating to declaration of collecting society

             (1)  This section has effect if the Minister refers to the Copyright Tribunal under section 135ZZZO an application of a body to be declared a collecting society.

             (2)  The parties to the reference are the applicant and 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 either or both of the following questions:

                              (i)  whether the applicant should be declared to be a collecting society for all relevant copyright owners (as defined in Part VD) or a particular class of relevant copyright owners;

                             (ii)  whether another body should cease to be the collecting society for any of the relevant copyright owners (as defined in Part VD) if the applicant is declared to be a collecting society.

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

                     (a)  declare the applicant to be a collecting society under section 135ZZZO; or

                     (b)  reject the application.

             (5)  If the Tribunal declares the applicant to be the collecting society under section 135ZZZO, the Registrar must publish notice of the declaration in the Gazette .



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