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Isle of Man Copyright Tribunal 15 June 2007

The Appointments Commission* is seeking applications from individuals for membership of the Copyright Tribunal.

• What is the Isle of Man Copyright Tribunal?

The Isle of Man Copyright Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) is appointed under section 142 of the Copyright Act 1991. The Tribunal consists of a chairman and two other members, appointed in accordance with the Tribunals Act 2006.

• What does the Isle of Man Copyright Tribunal do?

The Tribunal resolves disputes between copyright owners and users of copyright materials. For example, disputes relating to rates for licences to perform, broadcast or include in cable programme services for literary, dramatic or musical works. The Copyright Tribunal also deals with design rights, claims to copyright in designs and unregistered designs.

• Who are the Appointments Commission looking for?

The Commission is seeking to appoint a Chairman of the Tribunal and two lay members.

Applicants for the role of Chairman must be legally qualified (i.e. a barrister, advocate or solicitor of not less than 7 years standing).

Applicants for the lay members’ positions do not need any formal qualifications. However, the Appointments Commission will be looking for one member who has expertise in the field of copyright and the other in the field of registered industrial design.

• How do I apply?

If you are interested in applying you should contact the Secretary of the Appointments Commission to request an application form. Completed application forms should reach the Secretary by 6th July 2007. Late applications may be accepted by the Appointments Commission only at its discretion.

An information pack, application form and further information about the role and the duties of the Tribunal are available from the Secretary of the Appointments Commission, c/o Government Office, Bucks Road, DOUGLAS. (Tel : 686266 Email :


*The Appointments Commission has been established by the Council of Ministers under the auspices of the Tribunals Act 2006 as an independent body. Its principal function is to make appointments to various Appeals Tribunals and other bodies covered by the statutory provisions of the Tribunals Legislation.

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