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Copyright, design patents actThis law was introduced in 1989 and it says that it's illegal to copy a data file without permision from the person that created the data file.The act states the different types of works that are protected by copyright:
  • Literary works
  • Artistic work
  • sound and film recordings
  • broadcasts
  • cable programmes
  1. For literary and artistic works the copyright protection will last for seventy years after the death of the author/artist.
  2. For the sound and film recordings the copyright protection lasts for 50 years after the date of release.
  3. For the broadcasts and cable programmes the protection will last for 50 years after the transmission.
Copying for educational use is allowed for the person giving or recieving the information.