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 legislation within the united kingdom, and the way it impacts you. break up into easy-to-use sections, with half one containing an in depth breakdown of all proper united kingdom laws, and half making use of this laws to the most industries during 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 basically illustrates the scope and relevance of copyright legislation within the new details know-how period

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The sound recording of a work that would be a literary work if reduced to writing will itself have copyright protection even though the material included in the recording is not entitled to protection. 14 Works not in material form If copyright only exists in a work which has been reduced into a material form, how does this affect the person who delivers a lecture, tells a story or performs a piece of music which has not previously been written down or recorded? The answer is that so far as copyright is concerned the work would not be protected at that time and somebody else hearing it could, by reducing it into material form, become the maker of the work.

The owner of the copyright in a dramatic sketch was granted an injunction against the producer of a film for representing to the public that his film would be a film version of the sketch. An employee obtained an injunction against his previous employer to prevent the employer publishing articles over the nom de plume that the employee used for articles written for publication by the employer. A distributor of sherry obtained an injunction against another company which manufactured a drink under the title of sherry which was not made in the Jerez area of Spain.

If an artist were to draw in the log-book without the consent of the owner of the aeroplane, the copyright in the drawings would not belong to the owner of the aeroplane. He would be entitled to retain physical possession of the log-book, but the copyright in the drawings would belong to the artist. 02 Ownership rules for works differ from ownership rules for subject matter The rules as to who are the first owners of the copyright in a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work are basically the same but the rules which apply to the ownership of the subject matter of sound recordings, cinematograph films, broadcasts and published editions vary, according to the particular subject matter.

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