Draft legislation published for new copyright exceptions

15/07/2013

Members will be aware of the continuing debate over the Government’s plans to introduce wider copyright exceptions for educational use. In June the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) published draft regulations (the proposed wording for secondary legislation) for ‘technical review’ as the next step in the process towards implementing the measures published in the Government’s Modernising Copyright document.

Disruption to ALCS online functions

15/07/2013

A number of functions available through the ALCS website and ALCS app will be intermittently unavailable over the coming months while we update our internal database. 

PLR update: July 2013

15/07/2013

ALCS was delighted to hear Ed Vaizey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, being so supportive of Public Lending Right (PLR) in a speech he made at the All Party Writers Group Reception at the House of Lords last month.

Copyright Hub launches pilot

15/07/2013

The Copyright Hub launched a consultation pilot last week.

EU societies welcome trade agreement exclusion

15/07/2013

The Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) last month welcomed the adoption of a trade agreement that excludes audiovisual works from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).