The British Copyright Council is primarily a consultative body and liaison committee and does not operate a copyright advice service. If you need advice you should contact a specialist lawyer.

The British Copyright Council's single-page basic guide to copyright in the UK is available here.

General questions about copyright issues relating to professional practice are better directed to relevant professional organisations or industry bodies. Many of these are Council members but there are others. For useful websites click here.

Copyright is one form of intellectual property but others include patents and trade marks. The government department responsible for all of them is The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and their website is an excellent information source click here

Other items in this section are under review but may provide quick access to straightforward information about copyright , however if your question remains unanswered and you've tried the information sources above, please contact and we'll do our best to help.

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