| Commentary

112 Exclusive licences

| Commentary

112 Exclusive licences

In Part I of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 an ‘exclusive licence’ means a licence in writing signed by or on behalf of the copyright owner authorising the licensee, to the exclusion of all other people, including the licensor, to exercise a right which otherwise would only be exercisable by the copyright owner1. The licensee under an exclusive licence has the same right against a successor in title to the licensor who is bound by the licence2 as he has against the licensor3.

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