Government publishes proposals for changes to UK copyright
The UK Government published its proposals for changes to the UK copyright system in December.
The report can be seen here
The executive summary contains a number of important statements:
This document details the Government’s response to consultation on a number of areas where copyright legislation appeared to get in the way of reasonable use of copyright works. The response (set out below) has been developed with three principles in mind, these are:
1. The copyright framework must continue to incentivise creators of content and support them in protecting their rights from unlawful use;
2. Where possible barriers to competition and growth should be reduced;
3. There are areas of life where copyright should not interfere.
Recent copyright news from the publishing industries inludes: