Commentary

164 Primary and secondary infringement of copyright and database right

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA vol 15(1) commentary, music industry documentation
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164 Primary and secondary infringement of copyright and database right

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9: INFRINGEMENT

164 Primary and secondary infringement of copyright and database right

The copyright of a work is infringed if any person does in the United Kingdom any of the acts which are restricted by copyright1 or authorises another to do so without the permission of the copyright owner or other authorised person. The restricted acts may be infringing if they are carried out in relation to the work as a whole or to any substantial part of it either directly or indirectly2. Such infringement is referred to as primary infringement.

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 also provides for another

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