Copyright policy
Copyright policy

The following IP precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Copyright policy


The purpose of the copyright policy is to provide guidance about copyright as a right, to provide guidelines and procedures for obtaining copyright permission to use company and third party works and to provide a framework for reporting misuse of copyright works. This policy provides practical advice and procedures on copyright-related matters. It is not a substitute for legal advice, and proper legal advice should be obtained when necessary. Copyright officer, [Name] may be able to assist you with any questions you may have. [Name] may be reached at [telephone number or email address].

What is copyright?

Copyright recognises the skill and labour expended by an author in creating a work. Where copyright subsists in a work, the copyright owner has exclusive rights to carry out various acts in relation to the copyright work. Activities, such as copying, set out in legislation (the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988) carried out by those other than the copyright owner, without permission, may infringe the owner's exclusive rights. If you are not the copyright holder for a particular work you must ordinarily obtain copyright permission prior to reproducing that work. There are some exceptions to this but generally they do not apply to mainstream commercial use.


For administrative and/or legal reasons, company copyright is held in the name of [name of company] (the company)

The company values its copyright works

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