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Copyright is infringed when protected work or subject matter is used by someone who is not the copyright owner. Some examples of how copyright can be infringed: 

  • copying part of a work that is "substantial", i.e. distinctive
  • playing or performing music in public
  • communicating a work to the public, including emailing, uploading, broadcasting
  • translating text
  • making arrangements or transcriptions of a musical work
  • creating a dramatic work from a non-dramatic work and vice-versa


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