Cornish's Copyright is the standard work in its field and is indispensable for all librarians and information professionals and who are looking for solutions to their copyright problems.
The book explains the provisions of the UK Copyright Act and supporting legislation in quick and easy question-and-answer form. This revised edition is fully updated to take into account all of the changes that have come into force since the 6th edition was published in 2015.
All types of material that may attract copyright are considered, including:
- literary, dramatic and musical works
- artistic works
- sound recordings
- films and video
- computer programs and websites.
The text is amplified by the use of practical examples to illustrate complex points and complemented by a detailed index that enables the enquirer to pinpoint topics and proposed action quickly and accurately. The appendices provide helpful lists of addresses and selected further sources of information.
Leaving the European Union (Brexit)
List of abbreviations
1 Definition and law
2 What is covered by copyright
3 Rights and limitations
4 Literary, dramatic and musical works
5 Artistic works
6 Sound recordings and performers’ rights
7 Films and videos
10 Licensing schemes and licences
11 Computer programs, the electronic world and websites
12 Other matters
Useful addresses and contacts
Useful sources of information
Appendix: suggested declaration forms
Graham P. Cornish, until recently Programme Director for the IFLA Availability of Publications Programme and responsible for copyright interpretation throughout the British Library, is now an independent adviser and trainer under the label A(c)opyright Circle.
Reviews of previous editions:
"Cornish makes copyright easier to understand and apply. A must for any library."
– Library Management
"A real timesaver for the general practitioner attempting to get a quick fix on the day-to-day issues that they may be bombarded with in the context of copyright."