By Michael F. Flint (Auth.)
The recent and completely revised version of this key ebook is designed to aid either practitioners and non-legal execs comprehend copyright and layout legislation within the united kingdom, and the way it impacts you. break up into easy-to-use sections, with half one containing a close breakdown of all appropriate united kingdom laws, and half utilising this laws to the most industries within which copyright fabric is often exploited. up to date to mirror the emergence of brand-new technique of electronic exploitation, together with peer-to-peer distribution, A User's advisor to Copyright basically illustrates the scope and relevance of copyright legislation within the new info expertise period
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02 Confidential information Confidential information need not be written nor need it be in any material form such as a record. It must however be secret — or private — information, or it must be information which has come into existence as a result of the expenditure of labour or money. In other words, it must not be merely trivial. It must not be information which is so common that nobody knows from whence it came. Therefore, it must be possible to trace its origins. Examples of confidential information are: matrimonial confidences relating to the private and personal affairs of one spouse learned by the other during the course of marriage; information contained in private letters; notes of lectures which were given privately to students; details of an unpatented invention; information obtained in the course of employment; solicitors precedents; plots of plays and novels.
But there is nothing to stop the adaptation of artistic works. Thus, a painting of the 'Mona Lisa' in modern dress would not infringe Leonardo da Vinci's copyright — if the painting were still in copyright. 09 Subscribers to a diffusion service The word 'broadcasting' appears a number of times in the lists of restricted acts. Broadcasting is defined by the Act so as to include both television and radio broadcasts. The specific references to transmissions to subscribers of diffusion services, which appear in a number of places, are necessary, because the definition of a broadcast is not wide enough to include such transmission.
01 Breach of confidence — essential elements Three elements are essential for an action for breach of confidence to succeed: (a) the information which the action seeks to protect must be confidential; (b) the information must have been communicated in circumstances which imported an obligation of confidence on the recipient; (c) the person against whom the action is to be brought must have made an unauthorised disclosure of the information. 02 Confidential information Confidential information need not be written nor need it be in any material form such as a record.
A User's Guide to Copyright by Michael F. Flint (Auth.)