Copyright an Overview on the Subsistence of Copyright
Sources of copyright Legislations
We will begin by understanding where the source on copyright comes from and it is the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA). It is the CDPA that is the main regulation for both copyright and unregistered design rights.
The Purpose of the CDPA
This really is to provide the owner of the copyright in a work the right to avert others from trying to copy their work.
Classes of Work Safeguarded
An important point to make note of is that only these categories are protected by copyright:
original literary works;
original dramatic works;
original musical works;
original artistic works;
films/sound recordings/broadcasts; and
typographical arrangements of published editions.
This is a closed list hence any works that cannot be found in any one of the categories will not be covered by copyright. As a consequence it is important to decide what (if any), category a given work falls within as the first task of addressing any subject on copy right.
Criteria to Satisfy for Copyright Protection
When faced with a new copyright matter it is critical take into consideration that the work you are involved in must satisfy …