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Licence of copyright

Copyright works include written works, musical works and artistic works. A copyright licence is a right for a person to act in some particular way in respect of a copyright work without infringing the rights of the copyright owner. Licensing is one of the key characteristics of intellectual property rights such as a copyright. This document allows a person who owns or controls the copyright in a work to grant a licence to another person. For example, a person who owns the copyright in a photographic image may licence another person to reproduce and distribute that image. Under this document, the licence may be granted in consideration for an agreement to pay royalties, or alternatively in consideration for the payment of a specified sum, whether nominal or substantial.

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  1. Definitions: definitions.
  2. Term: commencement of term; end of term.
  3. Delivery of Work: provision of copyright work.
  4. Licence: grant of licence in copyright work; sub-licensing of rights in work; reservation of all rights in work not expressly granted.
  5. Moral rights: warranty that right of paternity has been waived; assertion of right of paternity in work; warranty that right of integrity has been waived.
  6. Consideration: consideration benefiting first party.
  7. Audit: right of audit in case of disputed payment; costs of audit; limits on audit right.
  8. Warranties: first party warranty of authority; warranties of non-infringement of work; second party warranty of authority; exclusion of implied warranties and representations.
  9. Third party infringements: notification of third party infringement of work; application of Section 101A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; application of Section 101 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; assistance in relation to third party infringement of rights in work.
  10. Indemnities: indemnity upon breach: any provision or specified provisions (with definition); conditions upon first party indemnity; indemnity upon breach: any provision or specified provisions (with definition); conditions upon second party indemnity; limitations of liability vs indemnities.
  11. Limitations and exclusions of liability: caveats to limits of liability; interpretation of limits of liability; no liability for loss of profits; no liability for loss of revenue; no liability for loss of use; no liability for loss of opportunities; no liability for loss of data or software; no liability for consequential loss.
  12. Termination: termination without cause by first party; termination without cause by second party; termination by first party upon breach; termination by second party upon breach; termination upon insolvency.
  13. Effects of termination: surviving provisions upon termination; termination does not affect accrued rights.
  14. Notices: methods and deemed receipt of contractual notices; contact details for contractual notices; substitute contact details for notices.
  15. Assignment: assignment by first party; assignment by second party.
  16. No waivers: no unwritten waivers of breach; no continuing waiver.
  17. Severability: severability of whole; severability of parts.
  18. Third party rights: third party rights: benefit; third party rights: exercise of rights.
  19. Variation: variation in writing and signed.
  20. Entire agreement: entire agreement: documents; no mispresentation; section subject to caveats to limits of liablity.
  21. Law and jurisdiction: governing law; jurisdiction.
  22. Interpretation: statutory references; section headings not affecting interpretation; calendar month meaning; no ejusdem generis.
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