| Commentary

214 Alteration of manuscript

| Commentary

214 Alteration of manuscript

Until the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 came into force (and with it the provisions for moral rights1), it was regarded as good law that a publisher who owns the entire copyright in a work may, without the author’s consent, publish successive editions of the work with additions and corrections and to make in such new editions any omissions or changes from the original provided that they do not injure the reputation of the author2. As regards a magazine publisher who has only a licence to publish an article, it has been held that he

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