In Memory of David Harmsworth

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of David Harmsworth, a well-respected figure in the copyright world, a steadfast colleague, and a dear friend to many. David departed this world last week on September 12, 2023, after a brief illness. He was...

The British Copyright Council’s 2023 Policy Priorities

The British Copyright Council (BCC) represents those who create, hold interests, or manage rights in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, performances, films, sound recordings, broadcasts and other material in which there are rights of copyright and related rights.

A view from the membership: Fair Remuneration in the Time of TDM

A view from the membership: Fair Remuneration in the Time of TDM By Corky Balch, Independent Licensing Consultant and Executive Director, BAPLA Copyright democratises innovation and creativity, and a robust copyright framework is vital to the digital, culture, media...

BCC Response to IPO AI Consultation

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) recently closed an open consultation on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: Copyright and Patents, requesting proposals for reform to the UK intellectual property (IP) system. Please see the BCC’s response.