| Commentary

152 Transfer of copyright and database right generally

| Commentary

7: TRANSFERS OF COPYRIGHT, DATABASE RIGHT AND RENTAL RIGHT AND MORTGAGES OF COPYRIGHT AND DATABASE RIGHT

152 Transfer of copyright and database right generally

Rights of copyright and database right may be transferred under English law by way of testamentary disposition, operation of law, assignment or licence. Provisions governing dealings with copyright and copyright works also apply in relation to the database right and databases1.

On the death of an author who has left a will, copyright in the work passes automatically to the executors of the author’s estate and then to the stated beneficiary. The ownership of the manuscript of the

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