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Copyright consultation: deadline approaching

Individual creatives, companies and industry bodies looking to influence the direction of UK copyright policy have until 21 March to make their submissions to the Intellectual Property Office...

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) which, if...

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 behalf of ...

Dealing with 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...

Copyright consultation: get involved

As CI KTN’s recent Beacon Project illustrated, technology is driving change in the creative industries on a scale unthinkable when the regulations governing copyright were last amended....

IP Central community network: make the most of your IP

The IP Central community on _connect is the place to access and share knowledge on everything relating to intellectual property development and exploitation. Whatever your technology or sector...

Digital Spark - IP in the digital creative industries

Martin Brassell from Inngot, who helped deliver the IP and Open Source Beacon Project, is one of the speakers at  Digital Spark , a conference at the University of Abertay about...

IP & Open Source for the Creative Industries [audio]

IP & Open Source by creativektn With the new technology drivers heralding in an age of seemingly almost continuous disruption, for many of the creative industries...

Hargreaves report and IP and Open Source Beacon final report published

On the day that the Hargreaves report reviewing Intellectual Property and Growth is released, CIKTN publishes the final report from our IP and Open Source Beacon Project .  Our response...

CIKTN response to the Hargreaves Review of IP and Growth

In late 2010 David Cameron announced an independent review, chaired by Professor Ian Hargreaves, which aims to identify barriers to growth within the IP framework and whether changes need to be...

Influence the debate on IP and open source and win a Kindle WiFi

Do you want to influence the debate on IP and open source? This is a unique opportunity to feed into future decisions affecting policy and funding for the creative industries.   ...

IP & Open Source Baseline Report published

The IP & Open Source baseline report (PDF) illustrates how new digital distribution networks are reshaping producers and consumers’ attitudes towards intellectual property and...

Innovation in action: Inngot

Innovation in action: Inngot has developed a registration and classification system that enables organisations to describe what makes their IP special, without disclosing trade secrets. Once...

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IP & Open Source for the Creative Industries [audio]

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