Policy paper

Modernising copyright: government policy statement on consultation

Sets out government policy on modernising copyright licensing following the consultation on proposals to make copyright rules more flexible,…

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Government policy statement: consultation on modernising copyright.

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Sets out government policy on modernising copyright licensing following the consultation on proposals to make copyright rules more flexible, and better suited to today’s needs. Outlines plans for schemes for the commercial and non-commercial use of ‘orphan’ copyright works and voluntary extended collective licensing of copyright works, subject to a number of important safeguards. Also covers plans to create a backstop power to require collecting societies to adopt codes of conduct based on minimum standards. See also URN 12/897 for the summary of responses to the consultation.

Published 2 July 2012