New PDF release: A User's Guide to Copyright

By Michael F. Flint (Auth.)

ISBN-10: 0406200734

ISBN-13: 9780406200730

The hot and completely revised version 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. cut up into easy-to-use sections, with half one containing a close breakdown of all suitable united kingdom laws, and half employing 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 essentially illustrates the scope and relevance of copyright legislations within the new info expertise period

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If such a work was first published in the UK or a country which is party to the Berne Convention or the UCC it will have protection. For example, Russia only joined the UCC in 1971. If a work by a Russian was first published in 1950 in Germany (a Berne Convention country) and before its Russian publication it will have protection in the UK and other Berne Convention countries. 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.

If someone does something in relation to a work which is not a restricted act in relation to that work, then the law of copyright will not assist the copyright owner in preventing the person continuing to do that act. 02 Literary, dramatic and musical works The restricted acts are: (a) reproducing the work in any material form; (b) publishing the work; (c) performing the work in public; (d) broadcasting the work; (e) causing the work to be transmitted to subscribers to a diffusion service; (f) making any adaptation of the work; (g) doing in relation to an adaptation of the work any of the other acts specified above.

If a photographer takes a portrait photograph of an individual, there is a confidential relationship which would not permit the photographer to sell copies of the photograph to third parties for his own gain. 07 contents of those lectures, because a confidential relationship is deemed to exist between students and lecturer. 05 Imparting confidential information When it is established that the information is confidential and that there is a confidential relationship, the person to whom the information was imparted has very few grounds upon which he is permitted to impart the confidential information.

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