| Commentary

125 Published editions and publication right

| Commentary

125 Published editions and publication right

Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and previous legislation, copyright subsists in the typographical arrangement of a literary, dramatic or musical work quite separately and distinctly from the work which is arranged on the printed page. ‘Published edition’ means a published edition of the whole or any part of one or more literary, dramatic or musical works1.

The Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 1996 introduced a new property right equivalent to copyright - publication right2. Where a person publishes for the first time a previously unpublished literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work or

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