In readiness for the Christmas Break, we have a surprise announcement today from IPO, of the Government's latest response to its proposal on "Modernising Copyright: a robust and flexible framework". At first reading, the paper appears to include a number of inconsistencies that will need careful assessment by right holders. Purported recognition of the importance of the three-step test will be tested directly by some of the latest recommendations.
More news from the BCC to follow.
In the meantime, BCC members are invited to raise their concerns, in order that a collated view can be prepared for the BCC by the New Year.