Intellectual property

How to protect copyrighted music

Are you aware that recording or writing down a unique song automatically gives you the copyright to that piece of music? As a copyright owner, you have the right to decide who uses your song, how it’s played, and when it should be played. You don’t need to officially submit your musical work to a […]

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IP rights for TV formats: has the Great British Bake Off got the right ingredients?

Television formats can be big business worldwide. Unfortunately, there isn’t such a thing as a “format right” under English law. However it would seem the TV format industry is happy for us to believe otherwise, TV formats are vulnerable, in legal terms, to being “copied”. Regardless of this aspect, there is no “generic” TV format […]

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