Consultation launched on drafting of new copyright exemptions

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched its ‘technical review’ consultation on the drafting of three new exceptions to copyright infringement: private copying, parody and quotation.

The IPO has asked for comments on the ‘detail’ of the drafting (i.e. not the policy choices behind it) by the 17 July 2013 deadline. When announcing its intention to introduce these exceptions in December 2012, the government anticipated that they would come into force in October 2013. This now seems unlikely; the first half of 2014 seems more likely.

Some headline points arising out of the proposed drafting are outlined in this briefing…

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