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Published 01.01.06 at 09:30

The group term for the rights connected to the publication and dissemination of original works. Different rights apply according to the nature of the work, which could be literary, artistic or communicative (the latter covers web publication and broadcasting). The rights include reproduction (copying), publication, performance, broadcasting or communicating to the public and adaptation. Moral rights flow alongside the copyright. An author's permission is needed to use these rights.

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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