Copyright FAQ

UK Copyright Information

In the UK, the Copyright of any recording expires 50 years after the date of release.
Here is an extract from the UK Regulations:

13 Duration of copyright in sound recordings and films

(1) Copyright in a sound recording or film expires—
(a) at the end of the period of 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which it is made, or
(b) if it is released before the end of that period, 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which it is released.

(2) A sound recording or film is “released” when—
(a) it is first published, broadcast or included in a cable programme service, or
(b) in the case of a film or film sound-track, the film is first shown in public;
In determining whether a work has been released no account shall be taken of any unauthorized act.

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As far as we are aware, the and MP3’s, story books, software, clipart images on this site are all in the public domain.
If we are mistaken, please advise us and the item/s concerned will be removed immediately. Many thanks for your help and co-operation.

Note: Some of the material on our site is available under the Creative Commons licenses

Under the Creative Commons Licenses
You are free:
to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
to Remix — to adapt the work

Q. How do I download a story, picture or software?
A. Right click on the picture or name
Click on “Save Target As…”
or “Save Picture As…”
Click on “Save”

If you have a problem downloading, it is usually due to the settings in Internet Explorer. We have had everything tested in all versions of Windows XP and Vista without problems. Also tested in the Firefox 3 and Opera browsers with no problems.


We would appreciate your help if you have suitable public domain material, web templates or links.