7 APRIL 2020
We may be tackling pressing problems in other areas at the moment but the end of 2020 gets ever closer there are issues to be faced on the Copyright front.
Ownership of intellectual property seems always to have been controversial. Following Stationers’ loss of pretty brutal Royal compliance powers, two attempts by the Company to introduce a law of copyright in 1707 and 1709 did not succeed but ultimately resulted in the Statute of Anne in 1710, the first copyright legislation anywhere in the world. Now copyright is set to make history again as the first instance of regulatory divergence as UK and EU battle over terms for separation.
What is happening - and does this matter?
An article by Liveryman Simon Hamlet published on the Stationers’ satellite copyright website explains what is happening and why it’s important. Click here to read it.