Chapter 3

Copyright and Digital Cultural Heritage: What Copyright Protects and Protection Criteria

Written by Ronan Deazley, April 2017

Not every work is protected by copyright. In the UK at present, copyright only protects certain types of work and under certain conditions. Determining whether a work is protected by copyright is always the first step to take in deciding whether and under what circumstances you can make use of that work in your personal or professional life. Making this determination however is not always easy, particularly when considering the criterion of originality.

In this commentary, we address two fundamental questions: what types of work are protected by copyright, and on what basis?

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