Music Industry News Network [12-05-2012]
UK Creators Promote Licensing And Caution Against Exceptions
The government is today being urged to reconsider impending changes to copyright law which would seriously restrict the ability of British creators and copyright holders to license and earn revenue from their rights.
Organisations representing a wide section of UK creators and businesses including art, music, film, TV, print and publishing, today argue that the broad scope of potential copyright exceptions set to be announced later this month by the Intellectual Property Office, will damage both economic and cultural growth.
Instead this group supports an alternative proposal Licensing UK that supports creators' rights to license businesses where value is being created. The proposal has been sent to Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and the IPO in advance of the policy decision being finalised.
More information about Licensing UK can be found at: www.prsformusic.com/licensingUK
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