UK Launches Consultation on Copyright Exceptions

Michael Geist shared a link on Twitter to a new consultation in the UK that actually appears to be a continuation of the work by the IPO around the Gowers report.

In January 2008 we launched the first stage of a two-part consultation about the Gowers recommendations on copyright exceptions, which were intended to improve access to and use of copyright works. We asked how the recommendations might operate and suggested a number of options.

In this second stage, we discuss the responses and our findings, and present detailed proposals which are designed to achieve a fair balance between rights holder’s interests and users needs. Your views are sought on the draft legislation and the accuracy of the impact assessments.

This is excellent news as the original report include some excellent findings on this question of balance. I am not entirely sure how this meshes with the legislative push around the Digital Economy Bill though.

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