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Explain the legislation and legal implications of Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 in relation to using and editing graphical images.

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´╗┐Bryan Carroll P6 Digital Graphics Explain potential legal implications of using and editing graphical images. Write a report that includes: Explain the legislation and legal implications of Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 in relation to using and editing graphical images. Describe a situation when using a graphical image would be in breach of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. Copyright Design and Patents Act 1988 This law is in place so that the creators of certain materials can have a kind of stronghold over people that use or edit their graphical work so that if it is taken illegally, they will be able to take the culprit up to court. ...read more.

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A few ways that people can break this law whilst using graphical images are as follows; 1. If an image is taken and then sold and or hired 2. If the image is taken within the UK and is not intended for personal use. 3. Also if someone takes a copyrighted graphical image and places it in public exhibiting it they are also breaking the law as they are not using it for their own personal use. Explain the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 2000 in relation to using and editing graphical images. Describe a situation when using a graphical image would be in breach of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 2000. ...read more.

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to Limewire, they would be in breach of this law as they were spreading the images around without a liscence or permission from the band itself. Copyright free graphics. Explain what this means and mention examples. This can be images such as clip art, graphics, photographs etc which are normally offered to the public for a small fee. When this is paid the data can be used freely but the creator always holds the copyright and publishing rights. The user can publish the images if they want but they cannot sell them or redistribute to a third party. These graphics can be used and edited freely without any worry that you will be charged for tampering with copyright material. ...read more.

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