Commentary

61.3 Infringement of copyright

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61.3 Infringement of copyright

| Commentary

61.3 Infringement of copyright

Subject to certain exceptions1, the owner of a copyright work has the exclusive right to do certain acts in the United Kingdom, including the right to copy the work2 and the right to communicate the work to the public3. A person infringes copyright if he does, or authorises another person to do, whether directly or indirectly, any of these acts in relation to the whole or ‘any substantial part’ of a copyright work without the consent of the copyright owner4. The test of what amounts to a ‘substantial part’ is a matter of fact, and is

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