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Government plans to modernise UK copyright laws

Posted: 4th January 2012   In: Corporate Commercial

The Government has outlined plans to modernise UK copyright laws to encourage business growth and development.

It has now begun a public consultation on its proposed measures which are based on recommendations in the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth.

The proposals include:

The Minister for Intellectual Property, Baroness Wilcox, said: “The Government is focused on boosting growth and some freeing up of existing copyright legislation can deliver real value to theUKeconomy without risking our excellent creative industries. We are encouraging businesses to come forward with thoughts and evidence on our proposals to help us achieve this.”
 
The consultation runs until 21st March.