Films: acts permitted on assumptions as to expiry of copyright, etc.
Miscellaneous: Films and sound recordings
(1) Copyright in a film is not infringed by an act done at a time when, or in pursuance of arrangements made at a time when-
(a) it is not possible by reasonable inquiry to ascertain the identity of any of the persons referred to in section 19(2)(a) to (d) (persons by reference to whose life the copyright period is ascertained); and
(b) it is reasonable to assume-
(i) that copyright has expired; or
(ii) that the last to die of those persons died 50 years or more before the beginning of the calendar year in which the act is done or the arrangements are made.
(2) Subsection (1)(b)(ii) does not apply in relation to-
(a) a film in which Government copyright subsists; or
(b) a film in which copyright originally vested in an international organization by virtue of section 188 and in respect of which a regulation under that section specifies a copyright period longer than 50 years.