ERA first published a Code of Practice in November 2012. Since that time, ERA membership has grown and now includes Open University Worldwide Limited.In addition, The Copyright (Regulation of Relevant Licensing Bodies) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014 no.898) were implemented on 6 April 2014. These Regulations set out circumstances in which the Secretary of State can direct a licensing body (such as ERA) to adopt a code of practice, which satisfies the criteria set out in the Schedule to the Regulations, or (if no such code is in place) impose such a code of practice on a licensing body.
Further, The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014 (S.I.2014 No. 1372) (the 2014 Regulations) were implemented on 1 June 2014. The 2014 Regulations have changed the scope of s 35 and paragraph 6 Schedule 2 of the Act.
Since the licensing scheme operated by ERA is linked to these two provisions in the Act, the ERA Code of Conduct has now been updated to reflect these changes.
Please access our Code of Conduct.