Friday, 7 June 2013
Newsflash: draft legislation on copyright exceptions
Following the recommendations in the Hargreaves Review of Innovation and Growth to modernise copyright exceptions, the IPO has today published the first pieces of draft secondary legislation for technical review. The draft legislation is available here and it comprises exceptions for private copying, parody, quotation and public administration.
Members of the public, creators, legal experts and industry groups are invited to comment on the legal drafting. The closing date for written comments on the first four exceptions is 17 July 2013.The IPO will also be holding a series of open meetings in the week commencing 8 July 2013, to give an opportunity for discussion of the drafts. Numbers will be limited so the IPO advises that you book your place by contacting Copyrightconsultation@ipo.gov.uk.