A copyright owner of a work has the exclusive right to:
Copy the work
Publish the work
Make an adaptation of the work
To broadcast the work.
If any of the above acts are carried out by a third party without authorisation, the copyright owner has the right to pursue a claim for Copyright Infringement.
Infringement can take place where both the whole of the work is copied or a substantial part.
Infringement can also be Direct and Indirect. For example if a photograph is taken of a painting, the copyright in the painting will be indirectly infringed.
Primary Infringement – this takes place where a person commits an infringing act or authorises others to do so.
Secondary Infringement – this takes place when persons commercially deal with infringing copies or articles or premises used to commit the infringement.