| Commentary

26 Joint ownership of copyright

| Commentary

26 Joint ownership of copyright

Where copyright is owned jointly by two or more persons, it will normally be held as tenants in common and not joint tenants1, but each situation will depend on the circumstances and on any agreement between the owners. One co-owner cannot grant a licence without the consent of the other owners2. However, one co-owner may sue for infringement without the consent of the other co-owners although any damages recovered are likely to be held in trust for the other co-owners3. An author can obtain an injunction to restrain a

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