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All original work created by an individual or other legal body (e.g. a company) is protected by copyright. Copyright automatically exists on the creation of the work, in any medium and is granted to the author of that work who gains exclusive rights to define how and where the work is used, to benefit from that use and to be acknowledged as the author of that work.

This means that anyone who does not have written permission from the copyright owner must not reproduce the work in any medium or as part of another work. This includes publication in company presentations, on the internet, in anthologies, creating an audiobook from a written document, etc.
For copyright to be transferred from the owner, usually the creator, to a third party it must be done formally in writing. It cannot simply be taken. So use of copyright material without permission is a breach of the copyright holder's rights and they can claim damages for that breach – possibly substantial.
The rules of copyright apply internationally and are subject to the terms of the Berne Convention on Intellectual Property.
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M-dash and its proprietor, Martin Wilson, take copyright seriously and we will protect our copyright and that of others who have provided material (with permission) for this site. Bear in mind that copyright covers not just the visible site but also the underlying code and other material that produces that view.
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