| Commentary

10 International copyright

| Commentary

10 International copyright

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (including the transitional provisions set out in Schedule 1) governs only the subsistence of copyright and the extent of copyright protection in the United Kingdom and in those countries to which the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 extends1. The subsistence of copyright and the extent of copyright protection in other countries is determined by the domestic law of each of those countries, but many countries are now parties to the Berne Convention and/or the Universal Copyright Convention2 and/or the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (‘TRIPS’) which

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