| Commentary

11 General

| Commentary

D: WORKS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT

11 General

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 expressly states that copyright is a property right1 which subsists in the following categories of works if the qualification requirements of Part I2 are fulfilled:

  1. 11.1

        original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works3;

  2. 11.2

        sound recordings, films, or broadcasts4; and

  3. 11.3

        the typographical arrangement of published editions5.

In Part I of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the expression ‘copyright work’ means a work of any of the above descriptions in which copyright subsists6.

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