Copyright Law Changes in the Pipeline
25th April, 2013
Following the publication of the Hargreaves review on copyright law, the Government has published proposals to modernise copyright law in order to bring it up to date in the light of modern technology.
It is considered that changes need to be made for the benefit of creative industries, in which the UK has a significant global presence.
The changes are expected to include the allowance of private copying, copying for data analytics purposes for non-commercial research and simplified rules relating to educational use of copyright material.
The Intellectual Property Office will be involved through the introduction of a system of ‘copyright notices’ and a simplified procedure for bringing complaints relating to breaches of copyright.
Secondary legislation to introduce the changes is scheduled to be introduced later this year.
To view the consultation paper click here
For advice on trade marks and protection of intellectual property generally, contact David Harries, Partner, on 01244 405527 or email [email protected].
You might also be interested in...
9th August, 2018
We have been approached by a number of clients who have received a statutory demand, either personally or to their company, and they have asked us what to do about it. One business was contacted by a company demanding payment of a debt owed under a contract for TV advertising in a shopping mall. We presume – but... Read More »
3rd August, 2018
Agriculture and Estates specialist Ben Brassington has strengthened the services offered by Top 200 legal firm Aaron & Partners LLP A dairy farmer with more than 18 years’ experience as a Partner in his family’s farming business has been appointed by a top legal firm in Shrewsbury. Ben Brassington, who has also been working for several years as... Read More »