Dispelling Some of the Myths on Copyright; Neil Maybury, Consultant Head of Intellectual Property with Else Commercial Solicitors, Outlines the Facts regarding Copyright
opyright is one of the three main branches of the law of Intellectual Property, along with Patent Law and Trademark Law.
The law of copyright was originally conceived to provide protection against unauthorised reproduction of books and gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to authorise or prohibit certain uses of his works by others.
In the words of a famous High Court Judge, "Intellectual Property rights are simply the rights to stop others doing things".
The law of copyright has now been extended to include moral rights, unregistered design rights, software, data bases and semi conductor topographies.
Copyright springs into life …
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Publication information: Article title: Dispelling Some of the Myths on Copyright; Neil Maybury, Consultant Head of Intellectual Property with Else Commercial Solicitors, Outlines the Facts regarding Copyright. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: April 22, 2009. Page number: 6. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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