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Perfecting the Pitch: What Constitutes Sufficient Contribution to Give Rise to Joint Authorship?

Antoniou, Alexandros (2018) 'Perfecting the Pitch: What Constitutes Sufficient Contribution to Give Rise to Joint Authorship?' Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, 16 (2). ISSN 1748-944X

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Abstract

The article discusses the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) judgment on the ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ case, which concerned the nature and extent of the defendant’s contribution to the writing of a screenplay and whether that contribution was sufficient to give rise to joint authorship in a copyright work within the meaning of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998. It considers the distinction between ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ skill proposed by the court and the significance of the decision for the industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: copyright, screenplay, joint authorship, sufficient contribution
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 08:50
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 09:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22307

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