Film and TV glossary C–D
Film and TV glossary C–D

The following TMT guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Film and TV glossary C–D
  • CAP Code for non-broadcast media
  • Channel 4
  • Cinematograph film
  • Collecting society
  • Collection agreement
  • Collective management organisation (CMO)
  • Colourisation
  • Communication to the public
  • Compulsory licence (copyright)
  • more

Film and TV glossary A–B | Film and TV glossary E–H | Film and TV glossary I–L | Film and TV glossary M–P | Film and TV glossary R–S | Film and TV glossary T–W

CAP Code for non-broadcast media

UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing (CAP Code) is the main form of regulation for non-broadcast advertisements, sales promotions and direct marketing communications. The CAP Code is written by the Committee on Advertising Practice (CAP). CAP is a self-regulatory body and its members include organisations that represent the advertising, sales promotion, direct marketing and media businesses. The CAP Code is enforced by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), who can take steps to remove or have amended any ads that breach these rules.

See Practice Note: Advertising law and regulation and the ASA website.

Channel 4

Channel 4 is a ‘publisher-broadcaster’, meaning that it does not have any in-house production, but instead commissions content from production companies throughout the UK.

Cinematograph film

The Copyright Act 1956 (CA 1956) protected films as a separate category for the first time as long as they fell within the definition of ‘cinematograph film’ which protected a sequence of visual images capable of being shown as a moving image or of being recorded on other material irrespective of how it’s recorded. Films could