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13 Literary works

| Commentary

13 Literary works

A literary work is any work (other than a dramatic or musical work) which is written, spoken or sung, and includes a table or compilation (other than a database), a computer program, preparatory design material for a computer program, and a database1. It is well established that a literary work does not need to have any aesthetic merit in order to qualify for copyright protection2. Copyright has accordingly been held to subsist in, inter alia, a business letter, the rules of a game3, football pools coupons4, television programme listings5, examination papers6, printed instructions on a money box7, a law list8, a trade catalogue9, a circuit diagram10 and a consignment note11. It has also been held that

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