| Commentary

15 Musical works

| Commentary

15 Musical works

‘Musical work’ means ‘a work consisting of music, exclusive of any words or action intended to be sung, spoken or performed with the music’1. There is no attempt in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to define what is meant by ‘music’, and the definition does no more than emphasise that the copyright in a musical work is distinct from the copyright in any lyrics sung or spoken with the musical work (which would be protected as a literary work)2 or action intended to be performed with the music (which may be

To continue reading
View the latest version of this document, as well as thousands of others like it, sign in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial