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Own-it Copyright Factsheet

Published 01.11.05 at 09:30

A movie, a song, a desk, a dress... copyright, which protects many types of creative work, is at the heart of legal protection for all these things. This guide sets out the basics of the copyright system so that you can take the proper steps and precautions in protecting your work. Designers should read this factsheet on copyright in conjunction with the Own-it factsheet on registered designs.

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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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