27 December 2008

UK - Intellectual Property Office announces strategic review of copyright

(Press Releae)
The Intellectual Property Office has set out a framework to guide the UK's copyright policy for the 21st century. The Intellectual Property Office is seeking input from key players in the creative industries and a series of engagements, programmes and forums will look to develop a copyright agenda that supports creativity, investment and jobs and which inspires the confidence of businesses and users. The period of stakeholder engagement will run until February 2009. It will look to engage with hard to reach stakeholders like SMEs and consumers as well as the traditional creative industry sector. The Intellectual Property Office are looking to publish the final report before summer 2009. The new Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property (SABIP) will play an important role in the development of this work. Issues paper.