| Commentary

162 Other miscellaneous permitted acts

| Commentary

162 Other miscellaneous permitted acts

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 contains a series of miscellaneous provisions permitting acts to be done without infringing copyright1.

The first miscellaneous provision provides that the copyright in a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work is not infringed by any act done at a time when it is not possible by reasonable enquiry to ascertain the identity of the author, and it is reasonable to assume that copyright has expired or that the author dies 70 years or more before the beginning of the calendar year in which the act is done2. The provision

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