Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

31 Incidental inclusion of copyright material.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Copyright in a work is not infringed by its incidental inclusion in an artistic work, sound recording, film [F1or broadcast].

(2)Nor is the copyright infringed by the issue to the public of copies, or the playing, showing [F2or communication to the public], of anything whose making was, by virtue of subsection (1), not an infringement of the copyright.

(3)A musical work, words spoken or sung with music, or so much of a sound recording [F1or broadcast] as includes a musical work or such words, shall not be regarded as incidentally included in another work if it is deliberately included.

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F2Words in s. 31(2) substituted (31.10.2003) by The Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003 (31.10.2003), reg. 2(1), {Sch. 1 para. 6(2)(b)} (with reg. 31-40)