| Commentary

145 Relevance of former copyright provisions

| Commentary

6: DURATION OF COPYRIGHT UNDER FORMER UK PROVISIONS

145 Relevance of former copyright provisions

The statutory provisions formerly in force prior to the Duration of Copyright and Rights in Performances Regulations 1995 and the Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 1996 will continue to be relevant for some considerable time as the Regulations specifically preserved these former provisions relating to the duration of copyright1.

The general effect of the 1995 and 1996 Regulations is to extend the term of copyright for literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and films. Their application in respect of works created on or after

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