Basics of Copyright
Copyright is a statutory property right and exists in original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works. The requirement for originality does not mean that the idea behind the work has to be original, only that the idea is expressed in the work in an original form.
What authority does the PMCA have?
The PMCA is authorised by the publishers of a large range of newspapers and magazines to grant non-exclusive licences to copy cuttings. The statutory framework for the PMCA is the Copyright Act 1994.