By Michael F. Flint (Auth.)

The recent and entirely revised variation of this key e-book is designed to aid either practitioners and non-legal execs 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 a close breakdown of all proper united kingdom laws, and half using this laws to the most industries within 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 in actual fact illustrates the scope and relevance of copyright legislation within the new info expertise period

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Any person who makes, or has in his possession, a plate to be used for making infringing copies of the work, is guilty of an offence. A person who causes a literary, dramatic or musical work to be performed in public, knowing that copyright subsists in the work and that the performance constitutes an infringement of the copyright, shall be guilty of an offence. 19 Penalties in summary proceedings The penalty in the case of a first offence is a fine of £2 for each article to which the offence relates and, in any other case, a similar fine or imprisonment for two months.

04) at the time when the work was first published; or (c) if the author had died before that time, he was nevertheless a 'qualified person' immediately before his death. 03 The meaning of publication 'Publication', in the case of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, means issuing reproductions of the work to the public. In the case of sound recordings, publication means issuing records to the public. 06 A film is published by selling, hiring or offering it for sale to the public. 04 Acts not constituting publication The following acts do not constitute publication: (a) the performance — or the issue of records — of a literary, dramatic or musical work; or (b) the exhibition of an artistic work; or (c) the construction of a work of architecture; or (d) the issue of photographs or engravings of works of architecture or sculpture.

It then expires. There are certain exceptions which are dealt with below. 03 Sound recordings Copyright subsists in a sound recording until the end of the period of fifty years from the end of the calendar year in which the recording is first published, and it then expires. 04 Cinematograph films The period of copyright for a cinematograph film differs according to whether the film is registered under the Films Act 1960 as a 'British' film or whether it is not so regis terable. Copyright subsists in a film which is regis terable under Part II of the Films Act 1960 and continues to subsist until the film is so registered; and thereafter until the end of the period of fifty years from the end of the calendar year in which it is so registered.

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