| Commentary

14 Dramatic works

| Commentary

14 Dramatic works

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 does not contain an exhaustive definition of ‘dramatic work’, but states that it ‘includes a work of dance or mime’1. Of course, works of dance or mime are not the only types of dramatic work: others will include plays written for the stage and for radio, and screenplays for theatrical and television films and television series2. The ‘visual experience generated by’ coin-operated computer games based on the theme of pool has been held not to be capable of amounting to a dramatic work3. Sporting

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