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These copyright laws are the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988 as amended. Copyright is one of several Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) which also includes Patents, Trade Marks and Designs. Copyright can cover issues such as moral rights, database rights, publication rights, rental and lending rights and performers rights.

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In no event will Tyne and Wear Archives Service be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the site.

Every effort has been made to locate copyright holders of materials included on this website in order to obtain their permission to publish it. If you need to contact us the details are in the Visit Us section.