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Government confirms intent to modernise licensing

Following a review of the responses to its recent consultation exercise on copyright law reforms, the Government has published a policy statement on modernising copyright licensing,...

O'Dwyer extradition upheld over copyright infringement

Student Richard O'Dwyer, whose TVShack.net website posts links to pirated content, continues to face extradition to the US after Home Secretary Theresa May upheld her decision in a recent...

DCE Feasibility work progresses

The second phase of Richard Hooper's feasibility study into the establishment of a Digital Copyright Exchange is due to be published in July. Phase 1, Rights and Wrongs , found...

Exceptions for text and data mining

A proposed change to copyright law which has attracted fierce debate relates to the application of data analysis techniques to whole works, especially scientific journals. There are strongly...

Copying for Parody, Caricature and Pastiche

Changes are proposed to facilitate the use of copyright materials for comic effect. Has the Government found the right balance between facilitating free speech and freedom of expression, and...

Extending 'fair dealing' exceptions

The principle of 'fair dealing' was established over 100 years ago. It covers copying for the purposes of research, private study, criticism and review, for reporting of current events...

Extending copyright exceptions for preservation

Librarians and archivists are already permitted to make one copy of a literary work in order to preserve it. The Government is consulting on whether this should be extended to cover more...

A Private Copying Exception

While there is an established legal principle that a copyright owner must give permission prior to usage, a number of exceptions are already provided for in law. The Government is consulting on...

Codes of Conduct for Collecting Societies

This proposal concerns the regulation of collecting societies, initially on a voluntary basis. It is closely linked to the proposal to introduce extended collective licensing (ECL) ...

Extended Collective Licensing

This proposal concerns powers for collecting societies. It would enable those who represent a  majority  of rights holders in their sector to enter into licensing agreements on...

Measures to address orphan works

The current copyright consultation exercise contains provisions to address the problems associated with ‘orphan works’ – those without a recognised owner. In this article, we...

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Exceptions for text and data mining

A proposed change to copyright law which has attracted fierce debate relates to the...

Extended Collective Licensing

This proposal concerns powers for collecting societies. It would enable those who represent...

Copying for Parody, Caricature and Pastiche

Changes are proposed to facilitate the use of copyright materials for comic effect. Has the...