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(2) Any person may on payment of the prescribed AD. 1927. fee require to be furnished with a copy of any entry in the register certified to be a true copy by an officer of the Board of Trade appointed to keep the register.
(3) The production of the Board of Trade Journal containing the notification or a certificate of registration and a copy of any entry purporting to be certified as a true copy by such officer as aforesaid shall in all legal proceedings be evidence of the matters stated therein 10 without proof of the signature or authority of the person signing it.
8.-(1) If the Board of Trade at any time have Correction reason to believe that the length of a film has been or of register. has become incorrectly registered, or that a film has been 15 incorrectly registered as a British film, they may call for such evidence as they think fit as to the correctness or otherwise of the registration, and if satisfied that the film has been or is incorrectly registered, they shall correct the register and issue an amended certificate of registration.
(2) On the issue of an amended certificate, the former certificate shall cease to have effect, except that the Board of Trade may in any particular case allow the film to be counted for the purposes of the provisions of Part III. of this Act relating to renters' and exhibitors' 25 quotas as being of the length originally registered, or as a British film, as the case may be.
9.-(1) If any person is aggrieved by the refusal Power to of the Board of Trade to register a film, or to register a require film as a British film, or by a decision of the Board to reference to 30 correct the registration of a film, the matter shall, subject High Court. to rules of court, be referred by the Board of Trade to the High Court for determination, and the decision of the Court on any such reference shall be final and no appeal shall lie therefrom to any other court.
35 (2) In the application of this section to Scotland the reference to the High Court shall be construed as a reference to the Court of Session.
10. If the length of a film is altered to the extent Provisions of more than five per cent. thereof after an application as to altera40 for registration thereof has been lodged or after the tions of the length of registration thereof, it shall be the duty of the applicant films. or the person in whose name it is registered, as the case
A.D. 1927. may be, to send to the Board of Trade notice of the alteration, and if he fails to do so, he shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds.
Marking of registered
11.-(1) On every copy of a registered film there 5 shall be marked in the prescribed manner :
(a) the registered number of the film;
(b) the person in whose name the film is registered; (c) the registered length of the film;
(d) the words "registered as a British film " registered as a foreign film," as the case may be:
Provided that it shall not be necessary so to mark any film if, whenever a copy thereof is issued to an exhibitor for exhibition to the public, an invoice con- 15 taining such particulars as aforesaid is sent by the renter to the exhibitor.
(2) If after a film has been so marked or an invoice has been so sent, the registration of the film is corrected in manner provided by this Part of this Act, then
(a) where the film has been so marked, a corresponding alteration shall be made in all copies of the film; and
(b) where the film has not been so marked, new invoices containing the correct particulars shall 25 be sent.
(3) If any person issues to an exhibitor for exhibition to the public a copy of any registered film not marked in accordance with the provisions of this section, or incorrectly marked, he shall, unless he has sent an 30 invoice containing such particulars as aforesaid, be guilty of an offence, and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds in respect of each copy.
12. In the case of a serial film or a series of films, 35 visions as to the provisions of this Part of this Act shall apply subject serial films, to the following modifications:--
(1) The separate parts of the film or series of films shall be separately registered and each part shall be treated as a separate film :
(2) Where three parts of the film or series have A.D. 1927.
Provided that if the Board are at any time of
20 PROVISIONS FOR SECURING QUOTA OF BRITISH FILMS.
13.-(1) In the year commencing on the first day Provisions of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, and ending as to on the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and renters' quota. 25 twenty-nine, and in each of the eleven succeeding years, any person engaged in the business of renting registered films to exhibitors for the purpose of public exhibition in Great Britain (hereinafter referred to as a renter) shall acquire for the purposes of such renting a total length 30 of registered British films representing at least such proportion of the total length of all registered films so acquired by him in the year as is specified as respects the year in Part I. of the Schedule to this Act, and such proportion is hereinafter referred to as the renters' quota, 35 and if the films so acquired include both long films (that is to say, films the registered length of which is three thousand feet or upwards) and short films (that is to say, films the registered length of which is less than three thousand feet), the requirements of this section 40 must be satisfied as respects the long films so acquired as well as respects all films so acquired.
Power of small renters to combine.
Provisions applicable where same
by different persons for
(2) If in any such year a renter fails to comply with the requirements of this Part of this Act as to the renters' quota he shall be guilty of an offence, unless such a certificate as is hereinafter mentioned has been issued by the Board of Trade, or unless he proves to the 5 satisfaction of the court that the reasons for noncompliance were beyond his control.
(3) In this section, "registered British film means a British film which either at the time of its acquisition by the renter is, or later within the same calendar year 10 becomes, a registered British film; and "registered film " means a film which either at the date of its acquisition by the renter is, or later within the same calendar year becomes, a registered film.
(4) If a film is not registered at the time of its 15 acquisition by a renter, and a valid application for the registration thereof is not made until after the expiration of the calendar year in which it is so acquired, the film shall, for the purposes of this Part of this Act, be treated as if it had been acquired by the renter in the calendar 20 year in which a valid application for registration is made.
14. Any number of renters, none of whom, or of whom not more than one, during any such year acquires for the purpose of renting to exhibitors more than six long registered films as hereinbefore defined, may, if the 25 Board of Trade consent, combine for the purposes of the provisions of this Part of this Act relating to the renters' quota the total length of registered British films so acquired by them in that year and the total length of all registered films so acquired by them in that year, 30 and in such case if the total length of such registered British films bears the proper proportion to the total length of all such registered films, and the total length of such long registered British films bears the proper proportion to the total length of all such long registered 35 films, each renter shall as respects that year be deemed to have satisfied the provisions of this Part of this Act as to the renters' quota.
15. Any renter who rents registered films for exhibition exclusively in a limited geographical area 40 within Great Britain may for the purposes of his renters' quota count any registered British film for the renting of which in that area he has acquired the exclusive right
and which has not been previously exhibited to the public A.D. 1927, in that area, notwithstanding that the film has been already counted for the purposes of the renters' quota by different some other renter, being a renter who has acquired the areas. 5 exclusive right to rent it for exhibition in some other limited area, or in Great Britain exclusive of the firstmentioned area.
film more than once
16. No British film shall be counted more than once Prohibition for the purposes of the provisions of this Part of this Act of counting 10 with respect to the renters' quota, nor, save as hereinbefore expressly provided, shall any British film be for quota counted for the purposes aforesaid by more than one purposes.
17.-(1) On and after the first day of April, nineteen Prohibition 15 hundred and twenty-eight, and until the thirty-first day against of March, nineteen hundred and forty, no person shall carrying on carry on the business of renting registered films for business of exhibition to the public unless he holds a licence for the licensed. purpose from the Board of Trade:
Provided that where an application for such a licence has been made, it shall be lawful for the applicant to carry on such business as aforesaid pending the determination of the application.
(2) If any person carries on such business as aforesaid 25 in contravention of this section, he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds for each day during which he so carries on the business.
18. (1) Every person who during any year ending Returns and 30 on the thirty-first day of March was a licensed renter records. shall furnish to the Board of Trade before the first day of the following May or such later date as in any particular case the Board of Trade may allow, a return giving such particulars as may be prescribed with respect to the 35 registered films acquired by him during the year in question, in order to enable them to ascertain whether the requirements of this Part of this Act with respect to the renters' quota have been satisfied by him during the year to which the return relates.
(2) Every person required to make a return under the last foregoing subsection shall, before the first day