15 Recording necessary for some works


Copyright does not exist in a literary or dramatic or musical work unless and until the work is recorded, in writing or otherwise.


It is immaterial for the purposes of subsection (1) whether the work is recorded by or with the consent of the author.


Where a work is not recorded by the author, the question whether copyright exists in the record, as distinct from the work recorded, is not affected by anything in subsection (1).

Compare: Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 s 3(2), (3) (UK)