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Copying for private use: to be quashed with prospective or retrospective effect?

British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and others, R(on the application of) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and another EWHC 1723 (Admin) – … 965 more words

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Copying material for private use: is it legal?

British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and others, R(on the application of) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and another EWHC 1723 (Admin) – … 2,814 more words

In The News

Likelihood is you are a lawbreaker

This week’s news on revised legislation concerning digital content and file transfer is a little bittersweet.

Sweet in that cloud music players will be deemed legal. 287 more words

Format Shifting

Hargreaves Confirmed - A victory for common sense

Yep, a serious victory for common sense hit the news today. Following the Hargreaves Review, published back in May, the Government has confirmed ‘format shifting’ will… 371 more words

Content

Website Blocking Law to be dumped by UK Government

Well this is one bit of news that I’m really happy with as for me when you introduce website blocking you are entering the realms of creating a nanny censorship state and the amount of legitimate website that would be blocked by this due to the gatekeepers of this system not knowing what is good from bad. 319 more words

Computer And Internet

What Makes Something Fair? - A close look at fair dealing

When copyright law was first introduced by the Copyright Act 1710, there were no defences available – is a registered book was copying, it was an infringement. 1,321 more words

Copyright

Digital Opportunity: A Review of Intellectual Property and Growth

Digital Opportunity, a review of Britain’s intellectual property law by Professor Ian Hargreaves, is published this month. The report concludes that the UK’s copyright laws are outdated and makes recommendations for a “clear change in in the strategic direction of IP policy direction designed to ensure that the UK has an IP framework best suited to supporting innovation and promoting economic growth in the digital age. 360 more words