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Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law

Monday, 12 December 2016

In October 2016, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) requested responses to draft legislation published by the European Commission with the aim of modernising the European copyright framework. Professor Lionel Bently led a group of 37 academics from a variety of UK institutions, including Bill Cornish and Henning Grosse-Ruse Khan from Cambridge, who signed a response to the IPO’s request. The letter contains criticism of one particular part of the proposed package, entitled ‘Protection of press publications concerning digital uses’. Lionel was previously co-PI with another signatory, professor Ian Hargreaves, on an AHRC-funded project on news and copyright.

The full response is available to download.