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About Copyright Aid

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:50 pm
by BillytheFish

I stumbled across this site whilst trying to find a free online source for the full text of the 1956 Copyright Act (you don't know one by any chance?).

I was just wondering who the owner/Copyright Aid is and whether there were any information about their background etc.? -I couldn't find any on the website.


Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:52 pm
by BillytheFish
By the way, an interesting and highly laudable project!

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:33 pm
by CopyrightAid
1956 Act - Blimey! I don't think I've ever been asked about that, and sorry but no, I don't know where you would get a copy. Certainly HMSO don't go back that far online as everything prior to 1988 was printed only (not electronic)

A quick search online and it seems that Oxford Journals claim to have one, but it looks like they want a fee before you can see it (grrr!)

Maybe your best bet is to contact HMSO directly and see if they can send you a printed copy, (again not free though).

Sorry that I can' help. Though I must confess that I am intrigued why you want it..

BTW Thanks for your kind words...

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:47 pm
by BillytheFish
Thanks for looking anyway. I am looking at material created pre-1st August 1989 on a question of ownership.

Interestingly enough, the 1956 Act treats newspaper employees differently to other types of employees. The texts I have available comment as much but don't include the wording of the actual provision.

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:36 am
by AndyJ
As a new member I am not allowed to post links here, but you can find the 1956 Act in .pdf format at this location: Just put the normal bit (htttp) plus (://) plus (www) at the beginning.