As we launch our new website, copyright law in the UK is about to chart a course into uncertain waters but the British Copyright Council will be guided by one constant aim, writes chairman Trevor Cook
The Online Harms White Paper makes important progress in keeping people safe online but in welcoming its publication the BCC says the proposals must go wider in preventing illegal economic activities that hurt individuals as well as businesses.
The copyright directive endorsed today by the European Parliament recognises an important international consensus on the challenge facing creativity in the digital age, says the BCC.
In this short briefing paper, the BCC looks at the potential impact for creators and other right holders if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.
The British Copyright Council (BCC) expresses its support for writers’ groups, led in the UK by the Society of Authors, in their condemnation of the Internet Archive’s Open Library for making and lending unauthorised scans of physical books.
The British Copyright Council is delighted that new copyright laws for the digitial age have moved a step closer following a vote by MEPs and looks forward to a final text that further stengthens protections for creators and right holders.