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110 Assignment and licences

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I: DEALINGS WITH RIGHTS IN COPYRIGHT WORKS

1: COPYRIGHT

110 Assignment and licences

As noted earlier1, copyright is a property right. The owner of the entire copyright in a work can deal with this property in a variety of ways. There are many different elements to copyright ownership: the acts restricted by the copyright in a work can each be broken down into numerous sub-divisions, and it is possible for each to be owned or controlled by different persons. To take the example of a book, the right to publish in hardback may be owned by one person, the right to publish

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