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154 Introduction to intellectual property rights

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154 Introduction to intellectual property rights

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(h) Intellectual property rights—general

154 Introduction to intellectual property rights

A loaned work may be protected by copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as an artistic work1, a film2 or a literary work3. This clearly affects the liberty of the borrower to deal with the material, quite apart from any legal constraints that may affect the physical treatment of the object itself. On the other hand, some works may fail to attract the protection of copyright because they lack originality, for example there is some uncertainty as to whether ready-mades and objets

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