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116 Transmission of copyright by operation of law

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY vol 21(2) copyright
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116 Transmission of copyright by operation of law

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116 Transmission of copyright by operation of law

Transmission of copyright by operation of law may occur when an individual who owns copyrights is made bankrupt, or where a company that owns copyrights goes into liquidation. On bankruptcy, any copyrights owned by the individual vest initially in the Official Receiver as receiver and manager, and, on the appointment of the trustee in bankruptcy, pass to him by operation of law without any assignment in writing1. The trustee in bankruptcy can only deal with the rights on terms on which the bankrupt could have dealt with them. If the bankrupt is

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