A User's Guide to Copyright - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780406200730, 9781483140902

A User's Guide to Copyright

1st Edition

Authors: Michael F. Flint
eBook ISBN: 9781483140902
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 242
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A User's Guide to Copyright is intended as a guide and a reference work on all aspects of copyright, including ownership, transmission, and licensing. This book also deals with the more straightforward copyright problems that arise and explores copyright law as it applies to certain organizations, businesses, and people for whom copyright plays an important part in their daily life, from publishers and printers to libraries, schools, music industry, film industry, television and radio stations, computer software and firmware, and character merchandising. This book is comprised of 29 chapters divided into two sections and begins with an overview of copyright law, paying particular attention to the basic rules of copyright, statutes and statutory instruments, and Copyright Act 1956. The reader is then introduced to copyright works encompassing literature, drama, music, and the arts as well as sound recordings, cinematograph films, and television and radio broadcasts. The following chapters discuss the concept of originality, breach of confidence, and publication in relation to copyright. Infringement of copyright is also considered, along with exceptions and defenses to copyright actions; the law on industrial designs; and the uses of copyright in fields such as publishing, music, libraries, performing arts, and architecture. This monograph is designed to assist people whose work involves them in day-to-day dealings with copyright.

Table of Contents


Table of Incidents of Copyright

Part 1 Copyright Law generally

Chapter 1 The Nature of Copyright

Chapter 2 Copyright Works

Chapter 3 Originality

Chapter 4 Qualified Persons and Material Form

Chapter 5 Passing off and Breach of Confidence

Chapter 6 Publication

Chapter 7 Term of Copyright

Chapter 8 The Restricted Acts

Chapter 9 Infringement of Copyright

Chapter 10 Exceptions and Defenses to Copyright Actions

Chapter 11 The Ownership, Transmission and Licensing of Copyright

Chapter 12 International Copyright

Chapter 13 Performing Rights, Performers, Mechanical Rights and Moral Rights

Chapter 14 Industrial Designs

Part 2 Copyright in Use

Chapter 15 Publishers and Printers

Chapter 16 Newspapers, Magazines and Periodicals

Chapter 17 Libraries

Chapter 18 Schools, Universities and other Educational Establishments

Chapter 19 Reprography

Chapter 20 The Music Industry: Publishers and Composers and the Record Business

Part I Publishers and Composers

Part II The Record Business

How the Copyright in Music and Records Reaches the User

Chapter 21 Drama, Ballet and Opera Production

Chapter 22 Cinematography Film and Television Film Production

Chapter 23 Public Performance - Discotheques, Concert Halls, Cinemas, Theaters, Clubs, Hotels, etc.

Chapter 24 Television and Radio Stations

Chapter 25 Artists, Photographers, Art Galleries and Art Dealers

Chapter 26 Architects and Architecture

Chapter 27 Advertising Agencies

Chapter 28 Computer Software and Firmware

Chapter 29 Character Merchandising

Appendix 1 Relevant Organizations

Appendix 2 Conventions and International Agreements to which the UK is a Party

Appendix 3 Countries which have Adhered to the Berne Convention and/or Universal Copyright Convention



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