Ownership of copyright in work commissioned by a third party
Following the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, ownership of copyright in work commissioned by a third party belongs to the artist, unless otherwise stated or explicitly implied in writing.
Rights of copyright owner
Owners of copyright to work have the following sole rights:
- Reproduction rights, or the right to copy the work
- Distribution rights, or the right to issue copies of the work to the public
- Rental or lending rights, or the right to rent or lend the work to the public
- The right to communicate the work to the public by broadcasting or electronic transmission
- The right to delegate, hand-down or share copyright ownership
Length of copyright
Under the aforementioned UK Parliamentary Act, copyright of work lasts 70 years after the artist’s death however protection laws in different countries/regions, which artist’s operate in, may differ and/or different/special privileges.
Property ownership of content on website
All content and work, including copyright, comprised on the Hire an Artist website, www.hireanartist.co and all sub-domains is property of Hire an Artist and its Artists. Infringement of copyright will be investigated and, if proven to be guilty of a breach in law, will be subject to criminal penalties in a court of law.