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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
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 is a ‘publisher-broadcaster’, meaning that it does not have any in-house production, but instead commissions content from production companies throughout the UK.
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 not be protected as dramatic works or a series of
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Criminal offences are generally divided into two categories: •conduct crimes, and •result crimesA conduct crime is a crime where only the forbidden conduct needs to be proved. For example, an accused is guilty of dangerous driving if they drove a motor vehicle dangerously on a road or other public
Express and implied contractual terms distinguishedContractual terms may be either express or implied:•express terms—are terms which are actually recorded in a written contract or openly expressed in an oral contract at the time the contract is made (or there may be a combination of written and oral
Millett LJ subdivided types of constructive trust into two categories, distinguishing between:•the constructive trust proper, where equity intervenes to prevent the legal owner from unconscionably denying the beneficial interest of another (known as the institutional constructive trust)•the
Overlapping insurance policesThere are various reasons why an insured may end up with overlapping insurance cover, whether deliberately or otherwise.Examples include the situation where the insured takes the benefit of other insurance arranged by another party or where, in the commercial world, risk
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