Copyright, Design And Patents Act, 1988


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Copyright, Design And Patents Act, 1988

  1. 1. Copyright, design and patents act, 1988<br />By kye, tom, tom<br />
  2. 2. What is copyright <br />It exists to protect the intellectual standing and economic rights of creators and publishers of all literary, dramatic, artistic, musical, audiovisual and electronic works.<br />
  3. 3. copyright exists whether or not it is asserted using the © symbol or otherwise. <br />
  4. 4. In the first instance copyright ownership rests with the author or creator of a literary, musical or artistic work. However if the work was undertaken in the course of employment the employer will probably own the copyright unless there is a contract to specify otherwise. <br />
  5. 5. when seeking to identify the copyright owner the most likely parties to consider are: <br />creator/author <br />employer <br />person who undertakes the arrangements (commissions the work) <br />the producer <br />the publisher <br />
  6. 6. Copyright owners have exclusive rights to their work which include the right: <br />to copy work <br />to issue copies of the work to the public <br />to perform, show or play the work in public <br />to broadcast the work or include it in a cable programme service <br />to adapt the work or do any of the above in relation to the adaptation.  <br />
  7. 7. so anybody doing anything different without permission or licence is infringing copyright. In which you could be hanged for<br />
  8. 8. What is copy right used for?<br />Copyright is protection for the author of &quot;works&quot;.It is not protection of ideas, you cannot copyright an idea.For instance in photography.As soon as I press the shutter that image is protected by copyright. If someone then displays, copies or publishes that photo without my permission then they are guilty of a breach of my copyright.<br />
  9. 9. so think before you act. (kye) 2009 act<br />