Brian Cryer's Glossary of IT Terms with Links
- The exclusive right to publish, perform, film or record some work such as
a book, article, drawing, software or film. Copyright law also covers the right
to use extracts of works. In the UK copyright normally extends to 70 years after
the death of the last remaining author dies, or 50 years in the case of sound
recordings, but other countries may vary this. Works that are no longer covered
by copyright are said to be in the public domain.
For more information see:
- www.copyrightservice.co.uk/copyright/intellectual_property - Excellent summary of UK copyright law and the duration of copyright.
- www.ccli.co.uk/SongSelect/Index.cfm?t=3&v=1 - Online searchable index of songs showing whether a song is in the public domain or covered under copyright.
- www.copyscape.com - Site with search to help identify where web pages have been plagiarised and guidance on what to do about it.