WHAT IS COPYRIGHT?
Let us begin by looking at the technical definitions and structure of copyright, before seeing how this may affect you.
Copyright is a protection that covers published and unpublished works. It exists at the point of creation, arising automatically. The copyright work, however, must exist in a material form, for example, that of a recording or sheet music.
Copyright subsists in the following works:
• original music works
• original artistic works
• original literary works
• original dramatic works
• films, sound recordings, broadcasts, cable programs, typographical arrangements of published editions.
The Copyrights Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988 gives certain economic and moral ...