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The Isle of Man Copyright Tribunal 22 October 2007

The Appointments Commission* is seeking applications from accountants with commercial expertise, especially within the realm of forensic accountancy, to be appointed to the panel of the Copyright Tribunal.

• What is the Isle of Man Copyright Tribunal?

The Isle of Man Copyright Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) is constituted under section 142 of the Copyright Act 1991 and, ordinarily, 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’s work is primarily concerned with settling disputes about royalties etc., in connection with the numerous statutory collecting societies (e.g. the Performing Rights Society). Disputes could cover music, lyrics, photocopying, broadcasting, and cable services. The 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 an accountant with forensic accountancy experience to the lay panel of the Copyright Tribunal.

• 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 15 November 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 is an independent body established under the Tribunals Act 2006 and appointed by the Council of Ministers. The Commission makes appointments to panels of all the statutory Appeals Tribunals and other bodies covered by the Tribunals Act 2006.

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