| Commentary

22 Authorship

| Commentary

E: AUTHORSHIP AND OWNERSHIP OF COPYRIGHT

22 Authorship

The law governing authorship of copyright works has changed from time to time. Except in relation to moral rights, the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 is drafted in such a way as to avoid any retrospective change in the identity of the author of the work caused by an alteration of the law. This is achieved by a transitional provision to the effect that the law which was in force when the work was made must be applied in determining who was the author of the work1. For the purposes of the

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