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
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
Christina King is a trainee
solicitor who specialises in intellectual property law, in particular trade
marks, copyright and designs.
About the Author
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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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2008-01-27 21:34:55 in Legal Articles