The principal legislation covering copyright law in the UK is the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
This grants the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the right to control the ways in which their material may be used, e.g. copying; adapting; issuing, renting or lending copies to the public; broadcasting or public performance.
Please see our What is copyright? page for more information.
The Copyright Act also provides a special form of copyright for industrial designs: Unregistered Design Right
Our copyright services include:
- Advice on copyright infringement
- Advice on fair dealing provisions
- Drafting suitable Copyright Notices
- Advice on obtaining permission from copyright owners