A Practical Guide to Exploiting and Enforcing Rights
Chapter 13: Inspiration or infringement
This chapter builds on the previous two chapters to summarise and apply what copyright infringement is and what that actually means in relation to your own creative process. This chapter clarifies the difference between taking inspiration and copying; thereby enabling you to understand when it is okay to draw from other’s work and when it would constitute copyright infringement. First it sets the context of inspiration by considering what is creativity. Then it summarises what is and what is not copying for the purpose of copyright infringement, including when someone copies unconsciously - i.e. not on purpose.
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