A work or invention that is a result of
The ownership of ideas
Owners of IP have rights
Specific product design
Name, phrase, or symbol
Written document or recording
A legal mechanism
The right to copy
The exclusive right to reproduce and make copies in
any form or language, license, and otherwise exploit a
literary, musical or artistic work, including derivatives
or adaptations; whether printed, or recorded, and
perform, display or exhibit in public.
The first law to protect IP was passed in 1710 and was
called The Statute of Anne.
Introduce the concept of the creator being the owner of
Fixed term protection. (14 years, with provision for
Copyright Act 1842
Part of the ‘collective title’ Copyright Acts 1734 – 1888.
Term Extension to the length of the authors life plus
If less than 42 years, it would continue for that
amount after death.
Copyright Act 1882
Part of the ‘collective title’ Copyright Acts 1734 –
Music works included for the first time.
Copyright Act 1911
Repealed and consolidated all previous Copyright
Implemented changes arising from The Berne
Included sound recordings for the first time.
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988
Length of term increased to 70 years after the
death of the creator.
If the creator is unknown, 70 years after the work
was first published
50 years for sound recordings and computer
Your work is yours as long as you can prove it.
Keep as much background work as possible.
In software – leave footprints.
In digital files – embed meta data
Register with the UK Copyright Service.
Public Performance License
Digital Performance Right in Sound
PRS for Music (Performing Rights Society)
▪ MCPS/PRS Alliance (Mechanical Copyright Protection
PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd)
VPL (Video Performance Ltd)
The musical composition.
Any original artwork.
What share of royalties will each member
How will the income be divided if a band
member leaves or joins?
How will the income be divided if the band
Who has the right to use the band name?
Search the web for ‘Band Agreement’