Copyright agency targets practices

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) is targeting 500 leading law firms with details of its business licensing service to encourage them to comply with the requirements of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Roger Bull, business licensing officer at the CLA, says: “The legal profession cannot plead ignorance of the law as businesses of other kinds sometimes do. After years of 'free' copying, it's time for businesses of all kinds to acknowledge their responsibility to pay their fair share of copyright dues now that a simple and effective business licence exists.”