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Information on this site is intended as a introduction to the ideas of copyright and intellectual property rights only, it should not be regarded as legal advice or opinion.

While we make reasonable efforts to ensure that the data presented is both accurate and honest, we cannot accept any liability regarding the accuracy or completeness of information, or its application under specific national laws.

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Copyright Witness, UK Copyright Service and the UK©CS device are trademarks of Copyright Witness Ltd.

Except where explicitly stated, all content of this web site is © Copyright Copyright Witness Ltd, all rights are reserved, and content should not be copied, adapted, redistributed, or otherwise used without the prior written permission of Copyright Witness Ltd.

Any unauthorised publication, copying, hiring, lending or reproduction is strictly prohibited and constitutes a breach of copyright.


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This site also uses icons that are part of the Crystal Project and are released under LGPL (GNU General Public License), as well as a number of commercially licensed images

Copyright for the above icons resides with the respective owners.

Logos and trademarks

The logos and names of other companies and products mentioned on this site are copyright and/or trademarks of their respective owners.

Limited licence

The following items are marked as limited licence:

Fact sheets

P-01: UK copyright law

P-02: Protecting copyright

P-03: Using copyright notices

P-05: Copyright infringement

P-07: Music copyright

P-08: Copyright law - The Berne Convention

P-09: Understanding fair use

P-10: Duration of copyright

P-11: Website copyright

P-12: Writers copyright

P-13: Seeking permission

P-14: The Universal Copyright Convention

P-15: Designs and design rights

P-16: Photography copyright

P-18: Names, titles and copyright

P-20: Copyleft

P-21: Protecting ideas

P-22: Derivative works

P-27 Using the work of others

Our most popular fact sheets, ‘P-01 UK copyright law’, ‘P-03 Using copyright notices’, ‘P-27 Using the work of others’ and ‘P-05 Copyright infringement’ are available in a free to reproduce PDF format for educational establishments, libraries, advice centres and other non-commercial organisations. Download the free fact sheet pack.

Creative Commons License  These items are licensed under a Creative Commons License. They may be reproduced for personal use and by educational establishments only.

Any reproduction is subject to the following terms of licence:

  1. Attribution  

    All copies, (or quoted passages) state: ‘Copyright © UK Copyright Service.’.

  2. Non-commercial  

    Unless explicitly authorised in writing by a director of Copyright Witness Ltd, use by any commercial company is prohibited.

  3. No Derivative Works

    Any copies should remain intact. Do not adapt, transform or build upon this work.

These conditions apply to fact sheets marked as ‘limited licence’ only, all other content on this site is strictly all rights reserved.

Payment, refund and cancellation policy

Payment is due at the time of registration: For online transactions, payment is taken as the last step of the online registration process. For postal registrations, payment should be included with the application. To help prevent fraud we cannot allow credit/debit card payments to be split across multiple cards. Digital copies of as PDF documents invoices/receipts will be sent once application processing is fully complete.

In accordance with statutory law, consumers will have a 7 day ‘cooling off period’ after purchase in which they have the right to cancel and receive a full refund. Refund claims after this time will be considered on an individual basis, but clients should be advised that as the main chargeable service is provided at the time of processing, there is normally no obligation to issue refunds. Any claim must be made within 30 days of the date of registration. To protect against fraudulent transactions, refunds for card payments can only be made to the card the payment was original payment was taken from.

If the client chooses to cancel the contract and terminate the registration early, items deposited cannot normally be returned, and payment will not be refunded for early termination.

Company details

Copyright Witness Limited is a registered company in England and Wales, Company No. 5016564.

Registered Office: Dunraven House - Fiscalis, 6 Meadow Court, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6ER.

Main address

4 Tavistock Avenue



OX11 8NA

United Kingdom