News: Statement on the European copyright directive

News: Statement on the European copyright directive

British Copyright Council urges MEPs to support fair play for creative sectors. This Thursday (5 July), MEPs will vote on a package of proposals to reform the European copyright system. These important changes, which seek to make policy fit and fair for the digital...
News: European Parliament votes on copyright directive

News: European Parliament votes on copyright directive

BCC calls on MEPs to keep crucial reforms on track. The British Copyright Council is disappointed that MEPs have voted today to delay approval of their Legal Affairs Committee’s report on the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive. EU copyright laws, which...
News: Happy World Intellectual Property Day

News: Happy World Intellectual Property Day

Happy World Intellectual Property Day 2018! April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day, celebrating the important role of IP in encouraging creativity across the globe. Copyright is a form of intellectual property that automatically protects original literary,...
News: BCC appoints its Director of Policy and Public Affairs

News: BCC appoints its Director of Policy and Public Affairs

The British Copyright Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Elisabeth Ribbans as its Director of Policy and Public Affairs. Elisabeth takes up the role on 1st November 2017. With her strong background in newspapers and publishing and also as a journalist...

News: WIPO-BCC Training Course 2017

The 25th Advanced Training Course on Copyright and Related Rights, organised jointly by the British Copyright Council (BCC) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and held in association with the United Kingdom’s Intellectual Property Office, (IPO)...

News: Frances Lowe

With great sadness, the BCC notes the passing of Frances Lowe.Frances put an amazing amount of enthusiasm and interest into everything she did but with her keen intellect and capacity for analysis she made the results look effortless.  In her many roles, including...

News: World Intellectual Property Day

Today, 26th April 2017 is World Intellectual Property day, which this year celebrates Innovation – Improving Lives. WIPO Director General, France Gurry speech can be found here. The BCC is an NGO Observer Member of WIPO and a supporter of World IP...

News: Impact of Brexit on UK copyright law

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017 has received Royal Assent. Notification of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the European Union is now imminent.Discussions within the BCC’s Copyright and Technology Working Group have...
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