Response to Government consultation on proposals to change the UK's copyright system
The Government have published a Summary of responses to their consultation on proposed changes the UK's copyright system arising from the Hargreaves Review of IP and Growth and the Government's response to that review.
The consultation deals with proposals on orphan works, extended collective licensing, codes of conduct for collecting societies, and exceptions to copyright for educational uses, for people with disabilities, for quotation and reporting current events, for preservation by libraries and archives, for research and private study, for text mining for research, for parody, and for public administration. It also proposes protecting copyright exceptions being overridden by contact.
PLS response to the consultation
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The reports referred to in our response are:
An economic analysis of education exceptions in copyright, March 2012, PwC
Consultation on Copyright: Comments on Economic Impacts, March 2012, Oxford Economics
An economic analysis of copyright, secondary copyright and collective licensing, March 2011, PwC
A report commissioned by the Copyright Licensing Agency, The Publishers Licensing Society (PLS), the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd. (ALCS) and the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS).
Government Policy Statement: Consultation on Modernising Copyright, 2 July 2012
Impacts assessments, 2 July 2012: