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11/12/2014

Copyright in Scholarly Publications

Scholarly publications are made up of an array of copyright material and publishers should ensure that they have not only acquired the full spectrum of rights they will need in order to publish their books or journals successfully, but also to ensure they have good records of the rights they have...

08/12/2014

Copyright: An Overview

This advice note gives an overview of copyright in the UK and also contains a section highlighting the key differences in copyright protection between the UK and the US.    This information is provided for the guidance of ALPSP members and is not provision of legal advice.  Independent legal...

26/08/2014

Licensing in China

The People’s Republic of China is a remote country with a vast population, but one which has progressed by leaps and bounds after a period divorced from contact with the west. How can UK academic publishers and learned societies tap into the market and are there pitfalls for the...

08/04/2014

UK Copyright Exceptions - April 2014

Following on from the Hargreaves Review of IP the UK Government has tabled new and amended exceptions to UK Copyright Law. This briefing summarizes the five Statutory Instruments (SIs) designed to amend the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) that have been tabled.

10/11/2013

Modernising Copyright in Ireland - November 2013

Following a consultation that took place in 2012, the Copyright Review Committee (CRC) in Ireland has produced its long-awaited report. The consultation would have been recognizable to anyone familiar with the review of copyright undertaken by Ian Hargreaves in the UK, and the title of the...

01/12/2012

UK Government Response to the Consultation on Copyright Exceptions - December 2012

The UK Government today (20 Dec 2012) released their response to the consultation on widening copyright exceptions. A press release was also circulated. Despite the recognition that the “UK already has a strong framework for supporting copyright works”, the Government still feels that there...

01/08/2012

Online infringement of copyright and the Digital Economy Act 2010 – Ofcom’s proposal to make by order a code for regulating the Initial Obligations - August 2012

The Digital Economy Act 2010 contained a section aiming to deal with online infringement of copyright. It inserted several paragraphs into the Communications Act 2003, which expand the functions of Ofcom to regulate a procedure to allow copyright owners to issue online infringement notifications...

10/07/2014

BIS Select Committee Hargreaves Inquiry - July 2012

House of Commons Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee: The Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property: Where next? At the end of 2010, UK Prime Minister David Cameron commissioned Professor Ian Hargreaves to lead a Review of Intellectual Property (IP) and Growth....

09/04/2015

High Value Content: Big Data Meets Mega Text

Roy Kaufman, Managing Director of New Ventures at Copyright Clearance Center explains how. Big data may be making headlines, but numbers don’t always tell the whole story.  Experts estimate that at least 80% of all data in any organization—not to mention in the World Wide Web...

03/11/2015

ALPSP Alert 222 - November 2015

This issue includes updates on ARL and SHARE, Google Scholar indexing OA books, Outsell, peer review, Think Check Submit campaign, Wellcome strategy, Open Library of the Humanities, ORCID, Springer, copyright exceptions and open access.