A User's Guide to Copyright by Michael F. Flint (Auth.)

By Michael F. Flint (Auth.)

The hot and entirely revised variation of this key ebook is designed to assist either practitioners and non-legal execs comprehend copyright and layout legislation within the united kingdom, and the way it impacts you. cut up into easy-to-use sections, with half one containing a close breakdown of all proper united kingdom laws, and half utilising this laws to the most industries within which copyright fabric is often exploited. up-to-date to mirror the emergence of brand-new technique of electronic exploitation, together with peer-to-peer distribution, A User's consultant to Copyright sincerely illustrates the scope and relevance of copyright legislation within the new details know-how period

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Thus, if a mime act or a comedian's particular get-up and accessories were to be copied, the action of passing off might be available to prevent performance by unauthorised persons. 01 Copyright not dependent upon publication Publication is no longer necessary in order to establish copyright. Copyright subsists in unpublished works. 02 Subsistence of copyright in published works The sections of the Act which establish the copyright in different types of works contain similar provisions in respect of each type of work (other than television and sound broadcasts, to which the word 'publication' is hardly applicable) regarding the subsistence of copyright in works which have been published.

10 Infringement of copyright was a folk song), he would still be guilty of infringing the copyright, but the damages for the infringement would be limited to the profits made by the songwriter from the use of the song which he had copied. In effect, he would have to hand over any money he received from any use whatsoever of his new song. 10 Restricted acts in addition to copying It must be borne in mind that the restricted acts include other acts beside copying, such as performing, broadcasting etc.

11 'Made' — dramatic works The way in which the Act uses the world 'made' is generally clear enough because it follows the usual and natural sense of that word. However, there can be some surprises when one examines the way in which the word is applied to literary, dramatic and musical works. They have to be resolved into writing or into some other material form. A cinematograph film of a dramatic work will be a sufficient resolution into a material form. 12 looks at section 48, the interpretation section of the Act, one finds that a dramatic work 'does not include a cinematograph film, as distinct from a scenario or script for a cinematograph film'.

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