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What Does Copyright Give Me

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Released 17 January 2008

Copyright give the owner the exclusive right to copy their work, issue copies of the work to the public, rent or lend the work to the public, perform, show or play the work in public and communicate the work to the public.

Anyone who does one of these acts without the permission of the copyright owner commits an infringement of copyright; subject to certain exceptions.

The Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988 also provides for certain moral rights for the author. The main two of these are the right to be identified as the author or director and the right to object to derogatory treatment of the work.

However the applicability of right to be identified as the author or director is dependant on the right having been asserted in accordance with the Act. This means that a statement asserting this right should be included in any assignments or license and may be found for example on the inside cover of a book.

Christina King is a trainee solicitor who specialises in intellectual property law, in particular trade marks, copyright and designs.


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Lawdit Solicitors offer services and advice for litigation, commercial contracts, Intellectual Property and IT legal agreements. We are experts in commercial law with a heavy emphasis on Intellectual Property, Internet and e-commerce law. Lawdit is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates and we are the appointed Solicitors to the largest webdesign association in the world, the United Kingdom Website Designers Association.



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