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Copyright: interpreting the law for libraries, archives and information services

Copyright: interpreting the law for libraries, archives and information services

Cornish, G. P., author

Cornish's 'Copyright', which has become a standard work in its field, explains the provisions of the UK Copyright Act and supporting legislation in quick and easy question-and-answer form. This edition is revised and expanded in the light of new legislation which came into force in 2014/15 and some decisions by the courts which have changed our understanding of what the law means

Paperback, Book. English.
Sixth edition.
Published London: Facet Publishing, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Graham P. Cornish
ISBN: 1856049701, 9781856049702
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Previous edition: 2009.
Physical Description: xvi, 206 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Copyright Great Britain Miscellanea.; Copyright; Libraries; Public lending rights (of authors) Great Britain Miscellanea.; Law.


  1. 1. Definition and law
  2. 2. What is covered by copyright
  3. 3. Rights and limitations
  4. 4. Literary, dramatic and musical works
  5. 5. Artistic works
  6. 6. Sound recordings
  7. 7. Films, videos and DVDs
  8. 8. Broadcasts
  9. 9. Databases
  10. 10. Licensing schemes
  11. 11. Computer programs, websites and the electronic world
  12. 12. Other matters

Author note

Graham P Cornish has worked in the field of copyright since 1983 and advised the British Library on copyright matters for 18 years. He has run workshops and seminars in many different sectors of the information industry. He now works as an independent advisor and trainer in all aspects of copyright under the label ©opyright Circle.


Facet Publishing have branded these titles as part of a wider 'Copyright Classics' series: a fitting term given how much the sector has come to rely on the guidance provided by these authors ... with significant amounts of experience dealing with copyright issues through practice, lobbying policy-makers, and providing training to the archive, library and information management sectors.
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