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Appropriation

Published 01.01.06 at 09:30

(1) The first step in the act of theft e.g. 'A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it.' (1968 Theft Act)

(2) An act of cultural practice, e.g. 'Everyday life invents itself by poaching in countless ways on the property of others.' (Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, 1984)

The Glossary of IP Terms was prepared by Sarah Andrew of Arts Council England.

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Please note that this article discusses the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. It provides general information only but is not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

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