Film and TV glossary M–P
Film and TV glossary M–P

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

  • Film and TV glossary M–P
  • Meme
  • Mime
  • Moral rights
  • Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC)
  • Motor drive photography
  • Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA)
  • Norwich Pharmacal Orders (NPOs)
  • Near video-on-demand (NVOD)
  • Ofcom
  • More...

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An image, video, piece of text, or something similar, that parodies or provokes humour, that is usually spread virally on the internet by internet users who sometimes adapt or vary the meme when passing it on.


In the context of copyright law, mime is an example of a dramatic work.

Moral rights

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) confers a number of personal rights, known as moral rights, on authors that are additional to their economic rights. While copyright deals with economic interests, moral rights are about the reputation and integrity of the author that is publicly associated with the work. These rights include:

  1. the right to be identified as author or director (the right of paternity)

  2. the right to object to derogatory treatment of work (the right to integrity), and

  3. the right not to have work falsely attributed to them as author or director

See Practice Note: Moral rights.

Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC)

Motion Picture Licensing Company represents film and television producers and distributors and operates a blanket licensing programme allowing unlimited showings in all types of facilities for an annual fee.

See website: Motion Picture Licensing Company and Practice Note: Collecting

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