GearAndGuitars 7th June 2014 04:56 PM
Changes to UK copyright law come into action | Business-Cloud.com
The long awaited and controversial changes to UK copyright laws come into effect today. Education, research and the disabled to gain.Three new regulations around the use of copyright law come into force today. These are clarifications to the existing Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and are intended to replace and clarify provisions in that piece of legislation.
The claim from the UK Government is that these changes will generate £250m for the UK economy over the next 10 years. With the press release claiming that the new regulations will save libraries, archives and museums around £26m per year or £260m over the same period, it is questionable as to where, beyond these savings, the financial benefits are to be found.