As Britain begins to recover from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, copyright licensing is more important than ever, explains Rebecca Deegan, Director of Policy & Public Affairs at the British Copyright Council.
The Football Premier League hit the headlines recently, not for sporting reasons, but due to a legal first – the obtaining of an injunction requiring the likes of BT and Virgin to block access to servers used to provide live streams of Premier League football matches to UK consumers.
Warner Brothers recently requested Google to remove the film studio's own website from search results, saying it violated copyright laws. This glaring error has sparked serious debates around automated software and internet censorship.
Intellectual property (IP) crime is being tackled in shops, websites and local markets, according to new figures.
Online piracy has long been an issue in the UK, but the government has started implementing tougher sentences for those who break the law. To build a clearer picture of online streaming and downloading trends, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) conducted a survey – and the results are out.
New plans to make sure UK creativity and innovation supports growth were set out today by Business Secretary Vince Cable.