| Commentary

23 Joint authorship

| Commentary

23 Joint authorship

A work produced by the collaboration of two or more authors where the contribution of each author is not distinct from that of the other author or authors, is a work of joint authorship for the purposes of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 Part I1. In order for there to be a work of joint ownership there should be a pre-conceived common design2 and each of the authors must contribute something which is incorporated into the final work and protected by copyright3, although there does not need to be the existence of a common intention

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