Copyright And Designs And Patents Act 1988

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The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as it has been interpreted by the courts, does not adequately implement the moral rights contained in Article 6bis of the Berne Convention. IRAC Method • Issues • Rules • Application • Conclusion Copyright Law 1988 automatically applies whenever an individual undertakes any following work such as: Dramatic, Artistic, Sound Recording, Musical or Film. In order for the law to apply, the work requires to be an original and not copied or adapted from any existing work. Usually the individual or joint authors who have created the work will exclusively own the work and would be referred to as the “first owner of copyright”. However, if the work has been produced as part of service then the first…show more content…
Duration will always run from January 1st of the year following the event indicated. In all cases, individual national laws can, and often will, allow additional protection over and above the terms of the Convention. For example, in the UK most work is protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. There are also exceptions allowed for countries bound by the Rome Act. When the term of copyright protection has expired, the work falls into the public domain. This means that the work, has effectively become public property and may be used freely. This is how so many companies can publish works by William Shakespeare, classical composers etc. The full title is the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. It was first adopted in 1886 as an agreement to honour the rights of all authors who are nationals of countries that are party to the convention. The current version of the convention is the Paris Act of 1971. The convention is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization, (WIPO). The member countries form a Union, and the Act provides protection for the work of authors

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