The following TMT practice note Produced in partnership with Alexis Hawkes of BBC IP Legal provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for TMT?
For the purposes of copyright law the term 'film' means a recording, on any medium, from which a moving image may by any means be produced. A television programme is protected as a film for these purposes and the definition is intended to be technology neutral.
This Practice Note looks at the copyright protection afforded to film and television programmes themselves as copyright works and Practice Note: Copyright in film and television: making a new film looks at some issues regarding the types of works (dramatic, literary, musical and artistic works) known as the 'underlying rights' which a producer may need to create or be required to licence during the process of making a new film or television production.
The legal issues relating to television formats are not addressed in this Practice Note; instead, see Practice Note: Television format rights.
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