New rules on copyright law

Find out how the government review of Sections 67 and 72 of the Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988 affects churches.

Changes to copyright law


A government consultation, set up to review Sections 67 and 72 of the Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988, has recently concluded.

This has sparked a lot of interest among charitable and not-for-profit organisations. Consequently CCLI is receiving enquiries from churches and Christian organisations wishing to find out how any proposed changes might affect them.

At this stage, nothing has been finalised and we understand that any recommendations have yet to be debated by Parliament. Once a final decision is made, CCLI will provide an update about how we believe churches will be affected.

This will be made available on www.ccli.co.uk

More details may be found on the Intellectual Property Office website www.ipo.gov.uk.

For information on the current legal requirements pertaining to playing music in a public place download CCLI's fact files from this page