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What is Copyright ?

Copyright refers to the protection of literary and artistic works such as novels, music recordings, film recordings and paintings. A copyright does not have to be registered but you are still able to enforce protection through the Copyright (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Ordinance, 2005.

The Intellectual Property Office will be happy to provide further public service information regarding copyright but for advice on the interpretation of the legislation and any relevant regulations we advise you to contact a legal professional.

Guernsey copyright legislation is available to view on the Guernsey Legal Resources website (see link below).