HOW LONG DOES COPYRIGHT PROTECTION LAST FOR? A-Z OF COPYRIGHT
Copyright is a protection for original literary or artistic work. Like the leaping humpback whales artwork above. Copyright is free, after publication or other assertion of your rights.
HOW LONG DOES COPYRIGHT PROTECTION LAST FOR?
under the Berne
Convention., rights in books or scripts last for 50 years
after the death of the author. Or, fifty years from publication.
WHEN IS YOUR (MY) WORK PROTECTED BY
COPYRIGHT - This hand built prototype vehicle, is copyright protected. Designs may also be registered, but the artistic copyright is automatically covered, with each photograph and drawing, and of course the full size bodywork, chassis layout, interior design, etc., etc, is protected by Design Copyright. It makes a nonsense of the patent system, that costs so much, no start up could ever compete. And generally, the existing companies, do not want you competing, though some will be scouting for talent and skills. Students with no previous experience helped to build this custom car, now on display at a private museum in Sussex - though not yet open to the general public.
Copyright is legal right that protects the use of your work once your idea has been physically expressed. The current copyright legislation in the UK is the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You can find out more about copyright legislation by visiting the Intellectual Property Offices (websites) in your country, or the WIPO, international World Intellectual Property Organization, a division of the United Nations.
OF WORKS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT:
World Intellectual Property Organization - 34, chemin des Colombettes - CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.
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