Saturday, September 30, 2006

What does this mean ?

The EU Referendum blog is getting attention from the MSM. This is potentially a problem for many blog writers. I have wondered about the derived work get out from copyright. We're if you add something or change something an article is considered to be a derived work and no longer copyright ? Does this have any basis in law ? If so how could Bloggers use such a loop hole ?

Don't have the answer myself. But this could be an important issue for many of us.

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1 comment:

Ginro said...

Curious matter this. Looking at the UK laws on copyright, I found this:

Acts that are allowed -
Fair dealing is a term used to describe acts which are permitted to a certain degree without infringing the work, these acts are:

Criticism and news reporting.

I also found this:

Who owns a piece of work?

Normally the individual or collective who authored the work will exclusively own the work. However, if a work is produced as part of employment then it will normally belong to the person/company who hired the individual.

Freelance or commissioned work will usually belong to the author of the work, unless there is an agreement to the contrary, (i.e. in a contract for service).

Rights cannot be claimed for any part of a work which is a copy taken from a previous work. For example, in a piece of music featuring samples from a previous work, the copyright of the samples would still remain with the original author.

Only the owner, or his exclusive licensee can bring proceedings in the courts.