Commentary

144 Termination of grants of copyright in the United Kingdom

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA vol 15(1) commentary, music industry documentation
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144 Termination of grants of copyright in the United Kingdom

| Commentary

144 Termination of grants of copyright in the United Kingdom

There are no statutory provisions which provide for the reversion or recapture of rights in copyright works by their authors1 if these works have been first assigned after 1 June 1957.

The Copyright Act 1911, which came into force on 1 July 1912, extended the period of copyright protection in the United Kingdom and British Dominions. Before this time the period of copyright protection for a literary work under the Copyright Act 1842 (Talfourd’s Act) and the Dramatic Copyright Act 1833 was the longer of 42 years from publication or the

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