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              (a)             in subsection (3), for paragraph (d) there shall be substituted—

                           “(d)                             a supply of communications services by a provider of

a public electronic communications service.”;

              (b)             in subsection (5), for paragraph (d) there shall be substituted—

                           “(d)                             ‘communications services’ do not include electronic

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communications services to the extent that they are

used to broadcast or otherwise transmit programme

services (within the meaning of the Communications

Act 2003).”

          (3)      In section 372 (supplies of telecommunications services etc. in cases of

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bankruptcy)—

              (a)             in subsection (4), for paragraph (d) there shall be substituted—

                           “(d)                             a supply of communications services by a provider of

a public electronic communications service.”;

              (b)             in subsection (5), for paragraph (c) there shall be substituted—

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                           “(c)                             ‘communications services’ do not include electronic

communications services to the extent that they are

used to broadcast or otherwise transmit programme

services (within the meaning of the Communications

Act 2003).”

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          (4)      In Schedule 2A (exceptions to prohibition on appointment of administrative

receiver), in paragraph 10, after sub-paragraph (2) there shall be inserted—

                           “(2A)                  For the purposes of section 72D a business is also regulated to the

extent that it consists in the provision of a public electronic

communications network or a public electronic communications

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service.”

Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986

  83       In section 9E(2) of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (c. 46)

(interpretation), for paragraph (a) there shall be substituted—

                    “(a)                      the Office of Communications;”.

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Channel Tunnel Act 1987

  84       For section 32 of the Channel Tunnel Act 1987 (c. 53), there shall be

substituted—

       “32            Exclusion of rights under electronic communications code

No rights shall be exercisable by any person by virtue of the

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electronic communications code in relation to any land comprised in

the tunnel system and lying in or under the bed of the sea.”

  85       In paragraph 3(2)(b) of Schedule 2 to that Act (supplementary provisions as

to scheduled works etc.), for “telecommunications” there shall be

substituted “electronic communications”.

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  86      (1)      Part 10 of Schedule 7 to that Act (protection of telecommunications

operators) shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In paragraph 1(1), for “a telecommunications operator” there shall be

substituted “an operator of an electronic communications code network”.

 

 

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          (3)      In paragraphs 2 to 7—

              (a)             for “telecommunication apparatus”, wherever occurring, there shall

be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

              (b)             for “a telecommunications code system”, “a telecommunication

system” and “any telecommunications code system”, wherever

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occurring, there shall be substituted “an electronic communications

code network”;

              (c)             for “that telecommunications system” there shall be substituted “that

network”;

              (d)             for “the telecommunications operator”, wherever occurring, there

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shall be substituted “the operator”;

              (e)             for “any telecommunications operator”, wherever occurring, there

shall be substituted “any operator of an electronic communications

code network”;

              (f)             for “a system” and “that system”, wherever occurring, there shall be

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substituted, respectively, “a network” and “that network”;

              (g)             for “the system”, wherever occurring, there shall be substituted “the

electronic communications code network”.

Consumer Protection (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

  87      (1)      Article 29 of the Consumer Protection (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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(S.I. 1987/2049 (N.I. 20)) (restrictions on disclosure of information) shall be

amended as follows.

          (2)      In paragraph (3), after sub-paragraph (n), there shall be inserted—

                    “(o)                      the Communications Act 2003.”

          (3)      In paragraph (6) for “the Director General of Telecommunications” there

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shall be substituted “the Office of Communications”.

Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988

  88       In section 567(2)(b) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1)

(meaning of “construction operations”), for “telecommunication apparatus”

there shall be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”.

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Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988

  89       In section 25(1) of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988 (c. 4)

(interpretation), in the definition of “statutory undertaker”, for paragraph

(d) there shall be substituted—

                 “(d)                        any electronic communications code operator;”.

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Malicious Communications Act 1988

  90       In section 1(2A)(a) of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 (c. 27)

(offence of sending electronic communications with intent to cause distress

or anxiety), for “a telecommunication system (within the meaning of the

Telecommunications Act 1984)” there shall be substituted “an electronic

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communications network”.

 

 

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Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

  91      (1)      Section 69 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48) (no

infringement of copyright by use of recordings for certain supervisory

purposes) shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (2)—

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              (a)             for paragraph (a) there shall be substituted—

                           “(a)                             section 167(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1990, section

115(4) or (6) or 117 of the Broadcasting Act 1996 or

paragraph 20 of Schedule 12 to the Communications

Act 2003;”;

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              (b)             in paragraph (b), for the words from “by virtue of” to “1990” there

shall be substituted “by virtue of section 327(1) of the

Communications Act 2003”;

              (c)             in paragraph (c), for “Radio Authority” there shall be substituted

“OFCOM”;

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              (d)             after paragraph (c) there shall be inserted—

                           “(d)                             section 327(3) of the Communications Act 2003.”

          (3)      For subsection (3) there shall be substituted—

              “(3)                Copyright is not infringed by the use by OFCOM in connection with

the performance of any of their functions under the Broadcasting Act

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1990, the Broadcasting Act 1996 or the Communications Act 2003

of—

                    (a)                   any recording, script or transcript which is provided to them

under or by virtue of any provision of those Acts; or

                    (b)                   any existing material which is transferred to them by a

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scheme made under section 27 of the Communications Act

2003.

              (4)                In subsection (3), ‘existing material’ means—

                    (a)                   any recording, script or transcript which was provided to the

Independent Television Commission or the Radio Authority

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under or by virtue of any provision of the Broadcasting Act

1990 or the Broadcasting Act 1996; and

                    (b)                   any recording or transcript which was provided to the

Broadcasting Standards Commission under section 115(4) or

(6) or 116(5) of the Broadcasting Act 1996.”

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  92      (1)      Section 73 of that Act (no breach of copyright by certain retransmissions of

broadcasts in cable programme service) shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (6)—

              (a)             for paragraphs (c) and (d) there shall be substituted—

                           “(c)                             the public teletext service,

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                           (d)                             S4C Digital, and”

              (b)             for the words after paragraph (e) there shall be substituted—

                                          “and expressions used in this subsection have the same

meanings as in Part 3 of the Communications Act 2003.”

          (3)      For subsection (7) there shall be substituted—

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              “(7)                In this section ‘relevant requirement’ means a requirement imposed

by a general condition (within the meaning of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of

 

 

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the Communications Act 2003) the setting of which is authorised

under section 61 of that Act (must-carry obligations).”

  93      (1)      Paragraph 17 of Schedule 2 to that Act (no infringement of performance

rights by use of recordings for certain supervisory purposes) shall be

amended as follows.

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          (2)      In sub-paragraph (2)—

              (a)             for paragraph (a) there shall be substituted—

                             “(a)                               section 167(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1990, section

115(4) or (6) or 117 of the Broadcasting Act 1996 or

paragraph 20 of Schedule 12 to the

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Communications Act 2003;”;

              (b)             in paragraph (b), for the words from “by virtue of” to “1990” there

shall be substituted “by virtue of section 327(1) of the

Communications Act 2003”;

              (c)             in paragraph (c), for “Radio Authority” there shall be substituted

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“OFCOM”;

              (d)             after paragraph (c) there shall be inserted—

                           “(d)                             section 327(3) of the Communications Act 2003.”

          (3)      For sub-paragraph (3) there shall be substituted—

          “(3)                                   The rights conferred by Part 2 are not infringed by the use by

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OFCOM in connection with the performance of any of their

functions under the Broadcasting Act 1990, the Broadcasting Act

1996 or the Communications Act 2003 of—

                      (a)                     any recording, script or transcript which is provided to

them under or by virtue of any provision of those Acts; or

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                      (b)                     any existing material which is transferred to them by a

scheme made under section 27 of the Communications Act

2003.

          (4)                                   In subsection (3), ‘existing material’ means—

                      (a)                     any recording, script or transcript which was provided to

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the Independent Television Commission or the Radio

Authority under or by virtue of any provision of the

Broadcasting Act 1990 or the Broadcasting Act 1996; and

                      (b)                     any recording or transcript which was provided to the

Broadcasting Standards Commission under section 115(4)

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or (6) or 116(5) of the Broadcasting Act 1996.”

Housing Act 1988

  94      (1)      Part 2 of Schedule 10 to the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50) (provisions about land

acquired by a housing action trust) shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In paragraphs 4, 5, 11, 12 and 14—

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              (a)             for “the telecommunications code”, wherever occurring, there shall

be substituted “the electronic communications code”;

              (b)             for “a telecommunications code system” and “any

telecommunications code system”, wherever occurring, there shall

be substituted “an electronic communications code network”;

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              (c)             for “telecommunications apparatus” and “telecommunication

apparatus”, wherever occurring, there shall be substituted

“electronic communications apparatus”;

              (d)             for “such system” and “the system”, wherever occurring, there shall

be substituted, respectively, “such network” and “the network”.

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Road Traffic Act 1988

  95       In section 21(3)(b) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (exception from

prohibition of driving etc on cycle tracks for statutory undertakers), for the

words from “a telecommunications code system” to “1984)” there shall be

substituted “an electronic communications code network”.

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Water Act 1989

  96      (1)      Section 174 of the Water Act 1989 (c. 15) (general restrictions on disclosure of

information) be amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (2)(d), for sub-paragraph (iv) there shall be substituted—

                           “(iv)                             the Office of Communications;”.

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          (3)      In subsection (3), after paragraph (ln) there shall be inserted—

                    “(lo)                      the Communications Act 2003;”.

Road Traffic (Driver Licensing and Information Systems) Act 1989

  97      (1)      The Road Traffic (Driver Licensing and Information Systems) Act 1989

(c. 22) shall be amended as follows.

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          (2)      For section 9(3) (requirement for licence to operate driver information

systems) there shall be substituted—

              “(3)                The holding by a person of a licence under this section shall not

relieve him of—

                    (a)                   any liability in respect of a failure to hold a licence under

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section 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949; or

                    (b)                   any obligation to comply with requirements imposed by or

under Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Communications Act 2003

(electronic communications networks and electronic

communications services).”

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          (3)      In paragraph 4 of Schedule 4 (application of telecommunications code to

licence holders), for the words “(application of telecommunications code)”

there shall be substituted “(procedure for works involving alteration of

electronic communications apparatus)”.

          (4)      In paragraph 8 of Schedule 5 (undertakers’ works affecting driver

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information systems)—

              (a)             in the definition of “relevant undertaker”, for paragraph (b) there

shall be substituted—

                             “(b)                               any electronic communications code operator;”;

              (b)             in the definition of “undertaker’s works”, in paragraph (b), for “a

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telecommunication system run by him” there shall be substituted

“an electronic communications code network provided by him”.

 

 

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Electricity Act 1989

  98       In section 3A(4)(b) of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) (general duties of

Secretary of State and Authority), for sub-paragraph (i) there shall be

substituted—

                           “(i)                             communications services and electronic

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communications apparatus, or”.

  99      (1)      Schedule 4 to that Act (other powers etc. of licence holders) shall be

amended as follows.

          (2)      In paragraphs 3(1)(d) and 5—

              (a)             for “telecommunication apparatus”, wherever occurring, there shall

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be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

              (b)             for “a telecommunication system” there shall be substituted “an

electronic communications code network”; and

              (c)             for “telecommunications code”, wherever occurring, there shall be

substituted “electronic communications code”.

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          (3)      In paragraph 4(1), for paragraph (c) there shall be substituted—

                      “(c)                        any electronic communications code operator or any

former PTO; and”.

Local Government and Housing Act 1989

  100      In section 88(1)(e)(i) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)

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(electronic communication), for “a telecommunication system (within the

meaning of the Telecommunications Act 1984)” there shall be substituted

“an electronic communications network”.

Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

  101     (1)      The Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/2405 (N.I. 19)) shall

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be amended as follows.

          (2)      In Article 197(3) (supplies of water, electricity, etc.) for sub-paragraph (c) to

the end there shall be substituted—

                    “(c)                      a supply of communications services by a provider of a

public electronic communications service,

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                              and in this paragraph ‘communications services’ do not include

electronic communications services to the extent that they are used

to broadcast or transmit programme services (within the meaning of

the Communications Act 2003).”

          (3)      In Article 343(4) (supplies of water, electricity, etc.) for sub-paragraph (c) to

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the end there shall be substituted—

                    “(c)                      a supply of communications services by a provider of a

public telecommunications service,

                              and in this paragraph ‘communications services’ do not include

electronic communications services to the extent that they are used

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to broadcast or transmit programme services (within the meaning of

the Communications Act 2003).”

 

 

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Town and Country Planning Act 1990

  102      In section 148(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8)

(interpretation of Chapter 1), in the definition of “statutory undertakers”, for

“public telecommunications operators” there shall be substituted “electronic

communications code operators and former PTOs”.

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  103     (1)      This paragraph applies to the following provisions of that Act—

              (a)             section 236(2) (exception to extinguishment of rights over land

compulsorily acquired);

              (b)             section 237(3) (saving from power to override certain rights);

              (c)             section 256 (Secretary of State’s orders affecting telecommunications

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apparatus);

              (d)             section 260 (orders by other authorities affecting telecommunication

apparatus);

              (e)             section 272 (extinguishment of rights of telecommunications code

system operators);

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              (f)             section 273(7) and (8) (notices given to developing authority);

              (g)             section 274(2) (making of orders);

              (h)             section 279(3) (right to compensation).

          (2)      In each of the provisions to which this paragraph applies—

              (a)             for “telecommunications code”, wherever occurring (except in the

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expression “telecommunications code system”), there shall be

substituted “electronic communications code”;

              (b)             for “a telecommunications code system” and “any

telecommunications code system”, wherever occurring, there shall

be substituted “an electronic communications code network”;

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              (c)             for “telecommunications apparatus” and “telecommunication

apparatus”, wherever occurring, there shall be substituted

“electronic communications apparatus”;

              (d)             for “the telecommunications code system”, wherever occurring,

there shall be substituted “the electronic communications code

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network”;

              (e)             for “system”, wherever occurring (except in the expression

“telecommunications code system”), there shall be substituted

“network”.

  104      In section 280 of that Act (measures of compensation)—

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              (a)             for “a telecommunications code system” there shall be substituted

“an electronic communications code network”;

              (b)             for “the running of the telecommunications code system”, wherever

occurring, there shall be substituted “the provision of the electronic

communications code network”.

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  105      In paragraph 1(a) of Schedule 13 to that Act (blighted land), for sub-

paragraph (ii) there shall be substituted—

                                 “(ii)                                                                      of the provision by an electronic

communications code operator of an

electronic communications code network or

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the provision by a former PTO of a public

electronic communications network or a

public electronic communications service, or”.

 

 

 
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