Presentation on theme: "The Health and safety Act, is an act to make further provision for securing the health and safety and welfare of persons at work.For protecting others."— Presentation transcript:
The Health and safety Act, is an act to make further provision for securing the health and safety and welfare of persons at work.For protecting others against risks to health and safety in connection with the activities of persons at work. Before the Health And Safety act was introduced in 1974 it was estimated that eight million employees had no legal safety protection at their work place. The employees must abide the following rules for the health and safety act to work. 1.To provide a good standard of control of the health and safety risks arising from work activities 2. To ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks and to give them sufficient training.
3. To review and upgrade this policy as compulsory at consistent intervals. 4.To consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety. 5. To provide and maintain safe plant and equipment 6. To provide information and supervision for employees 7. To maintain safe and healthy working conditions 8. To ensure safe handling and use of substances 9. To prevent accidents and cases of work related ill health
The Copyright, Design & Patents act was introduced to protect the copyright of individuals who have created original pieces of work. These can come in the form of authors books, composers of music, art, software developers. The penalties for breaking this Act include up to two years in prison and unlimited fines. Software piracy has become a major problem in the United Kingdom, it is estimated that 40% of all software is copied Names, titles, short phrases and colours are not generally considered unique or substantial enough to be covered, but a creation, such as a logo, that combines these elements may be.
Interpretation is related to the personal creation rather than the idea behind the creation. For example, your idea for a movie would not itself be protected, but the actual script of the movie you write would be. So, someone else is still entitled to write their own movie around the same sort of idea, provided they do not directly copy or change yours to do so. 1. Literary - Song lyrics, manuscripts, manuals, computer programs, commercial documents, leaflets, newsletters and articles. 2. Dramatic - Plays, dance,Musicals 3.Musical - Recordings and scores of music. 4. Artistic - Photography, painting, architecture, technical drawings/diagrams, maps and logos 5.Typographical - arrangement of published editions Magazines and periodicals 6. Sound recordings - May be recordings of works, e.g. musical 7. Films Broadcasts and cable programmes Rights do not subsist in any part of a work which is a copy taken from a previous work.
This is a piece of U.K. legislation that has been passed to protect your rights as an individual to have your personal data collected, stored and used in a suitable manner. The Data Protection Act requires anyone who handles personal information to comply with a number of important principles. It also gives individuals rights over their personal information Individuals have a wide range of rights under the Data Protection Act, including access, compensation and the prevention of processing.
The Act works in two ways. Firstly, it states that anyone who processes personal information must comply with eight principles, which make sure that personal information is: Fairly and lawfully processed Processed for limited purposes Adequate, relevant and not excessive Accurate and up to date Not kept for longer than is necessary Processed in line with your rights Secure Not transferred to other countries without adequate protection. The second area covered by the Act allows people who have important rights, including the right to find out what information is held on computer and most paper records. If an individual or organisation feel they're being denied access to personal information, or feel their information has not been handled according to the eight principles, they can contact the Information Commissioner's Office for guidance.
The computer misuse act of 1990 is a law in the united kingdom that makes illegal certain activities such as hacking into computers and databases or misusing systems a crime. The computer misuse act enables people to be prosecuted if they commit one of the following offences Unauthorised access to computer material Unauthorised access with intent to commit or facilitate a crime Unauthorised modification of computer material. This involves the distributing of viruses If you are found guilty of these offences you could face up to a five year prison sentence and a very hefty fine.
The penalties for each individual offence are. 1. Unauthorised access to computer material ('hacking') including the illicit copying of software held in any computer. This carries a penalty of up to six months imprisonment or up to a £5000 fine. 2. Unauthorised access with intent to commit or facilitate commission of further offences, which covers more serious cases of hacking, with a penalty of up to five years imprisonment and an unlimited fine. 3. Unauthorised modification of computer material, which includes the intentional and unauthorised destruction of software or data; the circulation of "infected" materials online; and the unauthorised addition of a password to a data file. This offence also carries a penalty of up to five years imprisonment and an unlimited fine.