GLOSSARY

Copyright definition

What does Copyright mean?

Copyright is a form of intellectual property protecting artistic or creative works such as books and other written material, drama, music, art, sound and video recordings, broadcasts and software. Copyright protects the expression of information or an idea, not the information or idea itself.

IP & IT

Any property right over certain creative works, which grants exclusive right to the owner.
Copyright is created by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and enables the owner to exclude others from, amongst other things, reproducing, issuing copies to the public, publically performing the work and communicating it to the public.

Discover our 783 Practice Notes on Copyright

Dive into our 348 Precedents related to Copyright

See the 142 Q&As about Copyright

Read the latest 1431 News articles on Copyright

Speed up all aspects of your legal work with tools that help you to work faster and smarter. Win cases, close deals and grow your business–all whilst saving time and reducing risk.

  Case studies

"Everything at Advocates is done on a timed basis, so we need to conduct our research efficiently. We don't want to charge clients unnecessarily or write off our time. With Lexis products, we can get more research done each day"

Advocates


Access all documents on Copyright

GET ACCESS NOW