User-Generated Content (UGC) is broadly defined to include materials such as blogs, videos, audio files, online forum postings, etc. For the purpose of the law, it cannot simply be a copy of others' copyrighted material, but needs to contain creative elements as is often seen when people create audio or video mashups.
The new copyright act (section 29.21) allows individuals to use published copyright works to create and distribute a new work which will in itself be copyrighted. This means that your creation must contain enough of your own work that it is a new work that will qualify for copyright protection. All this is subject to the following limitations:
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