Response to BIS Committee for the Hargreaves Review

Response to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee Inquiry into the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property. (August 2011) The Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance's submission to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee Inquiry into the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property contains comments on the recommendations made by the review. It covers: using evidence to drive …

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Evidence for policy and advocacy

Evidence of the extent of the problem of text based works affected by the 2039 provisions Following a survey undertaken by LACA in June 2016, it is now possible to quantify the extent of the problem of text based works affected by the 2039 provisions for the cultural heritage and educational sectors.  This briefing sets …

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The right to read should mean the right to mine for the sake of UK prosperity

LACA is urging the UK Government to fully and clearly legitimise the principle that the right to read should mean the right to mine in UK; this is essential to maintain the UK’s competitive edge and keep it at the forefront of global research, and to further develop the UK economy. This principle was already …

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CILIP and SCL’s joint letter about MPLC

It has been brought to our attention that the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) has been approaching public libraries claiming that they must subscribe to its individual or umbrella licences for the purpose of ensuring the requirements of copyright legislation are met in relation to the “public performance” of films. After consulting with the Libraries …

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One purchaser, one user

An issue has recently been brought to LACA’s attention regarding printed publications that additionally provide access to web-based / electronic content. This occurs in various forms, including: books including “once-only” access codes which require the user to then set up a unique username/password in order to access the web-based content;books or music scores including a …

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Dedicated terminals exception FAQ

Among the changes to UK copyright law introduced on June 1st 2014 was an exception to copyright permitting educational institutions, not for profit publically accessible libraries, archives and museums to make digitised collection items available on site via “dedicated terminals”. In April 2016, the impact of this new exception was debated by a Speakers’ Panel …

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LACA statement on the EU referendum result

Statement on championing fair and balanced copyright following the EU Referendum by Naomi Korn, (former) Chair of LACA - Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance. Following Britain’s decision to leave the EU, right now in terms of copyright, it is unclear about what this will mean for us, our member organisations and UK users of copyright …

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