UK government launches first phase of Copyright Hub

By John Cloke and Sophie Levett

The UK government has launched a new copyright hub to make it easier to access information about rights ownership and copyright licences. The pilot phase of the Copyright Hub launched on 8 July 2013 and is built and led by the UK’s creative industries — music, publishing, audio-visual and images — to support the ‘high volume of low-monetary-value transactions requiring low transaction costs in the middle and bottom segments of the copyright licensing market’. The hub is not concerned with low-volume, high-value transactions at the top end of the market…

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