Music

Music guidance:

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation...

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This Practice Note examines whether copyright can subsist in music compilations as a database. In essence, the question is whether a music compilation is an original...

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‘Copyright’ is a property right that subsists in various categories of work: • original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works • sound recordings, films,...

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This Practice Note is intended to be used to track the progress of legislative proposals, relevant judgments, and current consultations related to copyright and...

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This Practice Note is aimed primarily at brands wanting to use influencers (or other talent) for particular social marketing campaigns and advertising promotions in the...

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This Agreement is made on [insert date] Parties 1 [insert name of company], a company incorporated in England and Wales whose registered number is [insert company number]...

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Click here to download the latest Telecoms and Media 2019 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are covered in...

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This Agreement is made on [insert date] Parties 1 [insert name of Manager], a company incorporated in [England and Wales] whose registered number is [insert company...

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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation...

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Produced in partnership with Jessica Stretch, IP Consultant From: [insert name and address of individual] To: [insert name and address of photographer] Date: [insert...

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This Practice Note is aimed primarily at brands wanting to use influencers for particular social marketing campaigns and advertising promotions. It is intended to give an...

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This Practice Note considers intellectual property (IP) rights in the context of certain music agreements. In particular, the Practice Note outlines the various rights...

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This new starter guide provides an introduction to copyright law. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other...

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The E-Commerce Directive (Council Directive 2000/31/EC), which deals with certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce in the...

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When parties collaborate on creative projects or research and development, complex questions arise about the ownership of any resulting intellectual property (IP). Joint...

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From:[name of company] of[address] (the ‘Company’) To:[name of artists] of[address] (together, ‘you’ or ‘your’) Dated:[Date] Dear [name of artists] Filming performance by...

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Letter of claim [Alleged infringer’s name and address] [Date] Dear [insert organisation name] Copyright infringement: [Name and description of copyright works] We are...

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Letter of claim [Alleged infringer’s name and address] [Date] Dear [insert organisation name] Copyright infringement: [Name and description of copyright works] We are...

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Click here to download the Market Intelligence: Telecoms and media 2016 guide, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions...

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The nature of moral rights The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) confers a number of personal rights on authors that are additional to their economic...

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Protected works In the context of music, under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988), copyright subsists in the following categories of works: •...

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This Agreement is made on [insert date] Parties 1 [insert name of Publisher], a company incorporated in [England and Wales] whose registered number is [insert company...

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This Practice Note considers some of the specific issues that may arise in the context of Norwich Pharmacal applications against online service providers. For further...

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Protection for performers This Practice Note summarises the rights known as performance rights which are vested in the UK by virtue of the Copyright, Designs and Patents...

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The need for a licence to play music—copyright protected works Copyright protects certain types of works from unauthorised (largely commercial) exploitation. When dealing...

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This Agreement is made on [date] Parties 1 [insert name of Company], whose registered office is at [insert address] (registered in England no [insert number]) (the...

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This Practice Note introduces the concept of secondary ticketing in the online marketplace and outlines the key legal issues, covering the following: • What is secondary...

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This Agreement is made on [insert date] Parties 1 [insert name of Manager] a company incorporated in [England and Wales] whose registered number is [insert company...

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An intellectual property (IP) owner may choose to license its IP to a third party. This can be an effective route to generating revenue while maintaining ownership of...

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The purpose of the Copyright Tribunal The Copyright Tribunal is an independent tribunal established by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988). Its role...

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