Copyright Law of The United Kingdom

Copyright Law Of The United Kingdom

The modern concept of copyright originated in the United Kingdom, in the year 1710, with the Statute of Anne.

The current copyright law of the United Kingdom is to be found in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (the 1988 Act), as amended. This came into force on 1 August 1989, for the most part, save for some minor provisions that were brought into force in 1990 and 1991.

Various amendments have been made to the original statute, mostly originating from European Union directives.

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