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Copyright blog

Little known Exception for Unpublished Works

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:17:42 +0000

I was reminded recently about an exception tucked away in the Copyright Act 1956 Section 7 which permits the making of a copy of an unpublished literary, dramatic or musical work “…with a view to publication”.You could be forgiven for supposing the 1956 Act entirely redundant but this particular measure is preserved by Schedule 1 […]


TDM and copyright advocacy

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:38:26 +0000

The draft EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is currently being scrutinised by a series of European Parliamentary committees and is open to proposed amendments which could either maximise the usefulness to the HE and research sector of the proposed copyright exceptions or alternatively render them quite unhelpful. This is the subject […]


Copyright for Knowledge

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Education and research are the fundamental building blocks of the knowledge economy, and are based upon the broad availability and dissemination of knowledge goods across borders. Creative outputs from education and research, and subsequently their reuse, sharing, reworking and preservation are fundamental to the advancement of knowledge and the further development of learning.

Copyright for Knowledge is a cross-sectoral body which aims to work with government at both a UK and European level to achieve a balanced copyright regime in Europe. Copyright for Knowledge will

  • Work on policy issues regarding Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright
  • Strive to achieve a balanced position on copyright and IPR issues, acknowledging the needs of both the rights holder and the user
  • Value collaboration with all interested parties in pursuing our aims
  • Communicate widely to consult and inform interested parties of the results of our work

For further information on Copyright for Knowledge, please email Copyright for Knowledge

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