LACA priority areas

Matt Greenhall, Deputy Executive Director of Research Libraries UK (RLUK) and member of LACA, and Fred Saunderson, Rights and Information Manager at National Library of Scotland and Chair of LACA, introduce LACA's current priorities and new working group structure Providing a voice to the community LACA represents a broad cross-section of the library, information, and …

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Copyright and enabling remote learning and research during the Covid-19 crisis

Together with RLUK, SCONUL, Libraries Connected, SCURL, CILIP, and UCL Library Services, we have written to the Secretaries of State for Education and Digital, Culture, Media and SPort with an urgent request to facilitate greater copying under copyright law during the Covid-19 crisis. Rt Hon. Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education Rt Hon. Oliver …

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Review of 2014 copyright changes: guide for libraries and archives

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is conducting a post-implementation review (PIR) of the 2014 changes to copyright law, and has published a call for evidence, which closes on 10 April 2019. This guidance from LACA provides support to libraries and archives in responding to this call. Call …

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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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2014 changes to UK copyright law

Read about the 2014 copyright law reforms and what they mean in practice. CILIP and LACA have strongly supported the Government’s reform to copyright laws and we are delighted that the majority of these became law on 1 June 2014.  These are: The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Disability) Regulations 2014 The Copyright and Rights …

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Consultation on changes to penalties for online copyright infringement

A consultation on harmonising the maximum custodial sentence for online and offline copyright infringement of equal seriousness. (August 2015) In its response, LACA explains why it believes that the maximum custodial sentence for online and offline copyright infringement of equal seriousness should not be harmonised at 10 years and that the sentence for online copyright infringement should …

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