Own-it | Intellectual Property Know-How for Creative Businesses



Published 01.01.06 at 09:30

Concepts for works, most commonly seen in television and film, bought and sold for appreciable sums, despite the legal principle that there is no copyright in ideas. See Zeccola v Universal City Studios Inc. (1982) 46 ALR 189.

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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