Quick guide to copyright in artistic works


An introduction to copyright in artistic works, the rules and exceptions, ‘fair dealing’ and more. SoA member? – you can download this guide for free from the Member Area of our main website.

Note: this digital publication will be immediately available to download in PDF format on completion of your order.

A brief introduction to copyright in artistic works covering:

  • the rules and exceptions
  • permitted actions, including ‘fair dealing’ and ‘revived copyright’
  • the role of the owner of a work
  • moral rights
  • licensing your own work
  • design right, registered designs and trade marks.

Our Quick Guides are designed as brief introductions to their topics. If you’re an SoA member, please contact our advisors with specific enquiries – email info@societyofauthors.org or call 020 7373 6642.