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Published 01.01.06 at 09:30

(1) Land previously available to all for use, but not ownership, largely removed from public access in a process commenced by the enclosure acts of the 17th century.

(2) Cultural resources unfettered by copyright, increasingly barred to public access, hence the phrase 'The Second Enclosure Movement' (see: www.law.duke.edu/pd/papers/boyle.pdf).

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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