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The response document provides a summary of the key points raised by respondents and the government’s response to these issues.
It also sets out the government’s decision on when it will implement the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and the transitional provisions.
The government has launched a consultation to hear views on when to implement the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988. The repeal of section 52 of the CDPA will remove a permitted act in law that reduces the term of copyright protection for artistic works that have been industrially manufactured.
This consultation invites views and seeks evidence on the potential impact of the government’s proposal to implement the repeal on 6 April 2018.