Legal Requirements

Copyright – copyright protects your work from being used without you permission. You instantly gain copyright protection when you create; original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work, including illustration and photography.

Intellectual property – intellectual property helps you to stop people from stealing or copying; the name of your brand/company, your inventions, the design/look of your product, things you write make or produce.

Libel – the publication of a false statement that is damaging to someones reputation.

Invasion of privacy – The Human Rights Act of 1998 brought English law into line with the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Convention contains an explicit declaration of the right of an individual to have their private life and information protected. Issues of privacy invasion can affect anyone in the country.

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