Copyright Laws

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An indepth investigation into copyright laws to support our coursework music video and the copyright in which we sought

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Copyright Laws
  1. Copyright
    1. the exclusive and assignable legal right, given to the originator for a fixed number of years, to print, publish, perform, film or record literary, artistic, or musical material
    2. Law
      1. the system of rules which a particular country or community recognises as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties
      2. Moral Rights
        1. moral rights for creators were introduced into UK law by the 1988 law amendment
        2. UK Copyright Act
          1. the UK Copyright Act was last amended in April of 2015
            1. the types of work protected within the act include: Literary, Dramatic, Musical, Artisitic, Typographical arrangement or published editions, sound recordings, film.
              1. For work to be eligible for copyright, the work has to be original
                1. Normally the individual or collective who authored the work will exclusively own the work and is referred to as the 'first owner of copyright' however if the work is produced as part of employment then the first owner will normally be the company that is the employer of the individual who created the work.
                  1. Just like any other asset copyright may be licensed, transferred or sold by the copyright owner to another party.
                2. Duration of Copyright
                  1. For literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works: 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last remaining author of the work dies. If the author is unknown then copyright will last 70 years from the time of release.
                    1. Sound recordings and broadcasts: 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was created or released.
                      1. Films: 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the last principal director, author or composer dies.
                        1. Typographical arrangement: 25 years from the end of the calendar year in which the work was first published.
                          1. Broadcasts and Cable: 50 years from the broadcast was made (calendar year)
                          2. Acts that are allowed and restricted
                            1. Restricted Acts
                              1. Copying the work
                                1. renting, lending or issuing copies to the public
                                  1. perform, broadcast or show work without permission
                                    1. adapt the work
                                    2. Acts that are allowed - these can be done to a degree without infringing upon the work, after this copyright permission must be sought
                                      1. Private and Research Study
                                        1. Educational purposes
                                          1. Criticism and news reports
                                            1. Incidental inclusion
                                              1. Copies and lending by librarians
                                                1. Commisions
                                                  1. Time shifting
                                                2. USA Copyright
                                                  1. the act which in forces copyright in America is the 'federal copyright law of 1976 and the congress holds the power of the copyright. Everything involved within this act coincides with British Copyright Laws
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