Copyright infringement is where a protected work has been used without the permission of the person who holds the copyright, or the person who holds a license to exploit the work. This can be done directly or indirectly, and can involve the usage of either all or a substantial part of the work. Without obtaining permission from the copyright owner, the following acts can amount to copyright infringement: Copying the work in any way e.g. making a copy of recorded music or a film, Issuing copies of the work to the public, Performing, showing or playing the work in public e.g. performing plays and music, Playing sound recordings and showing films or videos in public, Broadcasting the work to the public by electronic transmission (this includes putting copyright material, such as films on the internet, or Making an adaptation of the work e.g. translating a literary or dramatic work.