UK Extends copyrights

10 popular furniture replicas that are now outlawed by UK copyright

UK copyright protections for industrial design have changed from 25 years after an item is first marketed to 70 years from the death of the creator.

This is the result of the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988, which previously exempted industrially manufactured pieces from the copyright protections afforded to artistic works.

Distinguishing between “industrially manufactured” vs. “individually crafted” for purposes of copyright…. very interesting…

And because it seems simple table creation at  is non-existent and exporting simple HTML tables from Excel is equally non-existent:


The average replica price is at an 88% discount to the licensed cost!   Wow.   Also check out the average copyright extension at 75 years.  Those estates will be happy.


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