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

By Michael F. Flint (Auth.)

The hot and completely revised variation of this key publication is designed to assist either practitioners and non-legal pros comprehend copyright and layout legislations 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 appropriate united kingdom laws, and half utilizing this laws to the most industries during which copyright fabric is usually exploited. up to date to mirror the emergence of brand-new technique of electronic exploitation, together with peer-to-peer distribution, A User's advisor to Copyright sincerely illustrates the scope and relevance of copyright legislations within the new details expertise period

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The Act differentiates between persons employed by newspapers, magazines or periodicals under a contract of service or apprenticeship and persons not employed otherwise than by newspapers, etc. When a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work is created by a person in the course of his employment by the proprietor of a newspaper, magazine or periodical, under a contract of service or apprenticeship, the proprietor is the first owner of the copyright in the work; but for the purpose only of publication in any newspaper, magazine or periodical or to reproduce the work for the purpose of it being so published.

01 Introduction Copyright does not last for ever. It exists only for a limited period of time and any attempt by an author to assign the rights in his work in perpetuity, is ineffective — the assignment is only effective for the period of copyright appropriate to that work. The period during which a work remains in copyright differs according to each type of work. 02 Literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works Copyright subsists in these works until the end of the period of fifty years from the end of the calendar year in which the author dies.

However, where a film involves editing and the addition of a soundtrack then the film could not be said to have been 'made' until the final version has been put together. Copyright would subsist in the different versions prior to the final one, and in the incompleted, partially edited film. 10 Maker must be a qualified person The position, therefore, under each of the sections of the Act dealing with the establishment of copyright in particular types of work, is that it is necessary to show that the maker of the work was a qualified person.

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