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265 Rights in underlying works

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B: ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT OF FILM TELEVISION AND MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS

1: ACQUISITION OF UNDERLYING RIGHTS

265 Rights in underlying works

The first stage in the production of a film or television series or multimedia work is the acquisition of the rights in the underlying works on which the production is to be based. The underlying works may consist of an original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work1. If works in the nature of sound recordings, films or broadcasts2 are required for the purposes of production, rights in such underlying works may be acquired at a later

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