16 - Newspapers, magazines and periodicals
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Publisher SummaryThis chapter focuses on the newspapers, magazines, and periodicals that are considered to be literary works for the purposes of copyright and are entitled to copyright in their own right. A newspaper or magazine is a publication that is published on a regular basis. An employee who produces a copyright work in his own time would be the owner of the work. It must be a work produced in the course of employment for the copyright to vest in the employer. Copyright arises not because of originality of an idea or item of news but because it is reduced to a material form. Copyright attaches to the form rather than to the idea. There is no copyright in unwritten news and the only copyright that attaches to the news is the manner in which it is presented. Newspapers need to make use by quotation or otherwise of other copyright material.

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