The repeal of section 52 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 will remove a permitted act in law which reduces the term of copyright protection for artistic works that have been industrially manufactured.
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) recently held 3 meetings as part of the consultation process to gather evidence and discuss key issues. The consultation meetings were aimed at particular groups in order to focus an open and frank discussion on the issues that were relevant to those relevant groups.
In order to inform interested parties of what was discussed, the IPO has published the consultation meeting minutes
(PDF, 87.3KB, 8 pages)
The first meeting was aimed at designers and rights holders, the second for businesses that manufactured, imported or sold unlicensed copies of artistic works. The third was aimed at businesses and organisations that created or used 2D copies of artistic works.