The Publishers Association Digital Publishing Forums

The Publishers Association Digital Publishing Forum in association with UCL and EDITEUR

Legal Update: The UK Copyright Exceptions and the Impact on Publishing

Wednesday March 11th 2015 4-6pm, UCL Bedford Way G03 Lecture theatre. Map link: (Square E:6)


Followed by drinks reception, Arts faculty common room, G24 Foster Court

The internet has changed the way we consume and deliver content. For the publishing world this is no exception. Governments around the world are looking at their copyright laws and hearing from various stakeholders about how copyright needs to be updated to take into account digital developments. Some countries are radically changing more than others and not always in the interests of rights-holders. Digital developments led the UK government to commission (yet another) independent copyright review from Professor Ian Hargreaves which led to the 2014 changes to the UK Copyright Act.

For publishers to best understand the implications of the exceptions, this Digital Publishing Forum will look at the context of the exceptions, both in the UK and more widely, taking in the EU, US copyright reforms which could impact future changes here, and at WIPO level. Florian Koempel, Hugh Jones and Laurie Kaye will look at key relevant exceptions in text and data-mining, accessibility and the Marrakesh Treaty, and parody. Further, the recent changes to the use of orphan works, which clarifies (and relaxes) the lengths one must go to locate a rights-holder, will also be explored. The panel, chaired by Anthony Watkinson, will contextualise the exceptions and examine their significance to the publishing industry.

Please note new pricing: £30 for PA members, £60 non members

The event is free to students on publishing courses

Forthcoming events:

20th May - Digital Marketing

The forum has been organised by Anthony Watkinson, CIBER Research and University College London.


These friendly, informal events allow ample time for questions and discussion, followed by drinks and an opportunity for further networking and discussion. The seminar fee is £30.00 for members of the Publishers Association or EDItEUR, and £60.00 for non-members.

Please click here for the application form.

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For presentations from previous forums, please visit this page on the Publishers Association website

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