Copyright, Designs & Patent Act

The Copyright Designs & Patent Act of 1988 gives the authors of copyrighted works the right to control the ways in which their copyrighted material is used. The creator will be able to control broadcast and public performance, copying, adapting, issuing, renting and lending copies to the public and will also be identified as the author. The author will be able to exercise moral rights and object to distortions and mutilations of their work.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How can originality of a work be proven?
What are practical steps can be taken for preventing work from being used without permission?

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