| Commentary

2 General

| Commentary

2 General

Current United Kingdom copyright law is mainly set out in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the vast majority of which came into force on 1 August 1989. It was enacted in 1988 with the intention of ironing out some of the anomalies in the then existing law; to provide for the swiftly-changing nature of copyright works due to continual technological advancements; and to enable the United Kingdom to ratify certain international conventions1. A number of new provisions contained in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 were introduced into United Kingdom law for the first time,

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