Copyright and related rights

This resource covers the important IPR copyright and some related rights. Included are two flowcharts which allows the determination of the duration of copyright and Crown copyright.

It contains:

  1. What is copyright?
  2. What does copyright protect?
  3. How long does copyright last?
  4. Who owns copyright?
  5. What does copyright stop me doing and how do I get permission?
  6. Limitations on and exceptions to copyright
  7. What is Crown copyright?
  8. Related rights: moral rights and database right
  9. Duration of copyright – literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works (excluding Crown copyright) [flowchart]
  10. Duration of Crown copyright – literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works [flowchart]

Click the link on the right-hand side to view the resource on the National Archives website.

Date created: 2020

Author: National Archives

Publisher: National Archives