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Private copying exception plans face possible legal action following parliamentary sign off

New rights to make private copies of copyrighted works, make free use of copyrighted material in works of parody and quote extracts from copyright protected books, audio and video content will be introduced into UK law from October. 30 Jul 2014

Digital Economy Act copyright regime shelved by UK government

Work on a new online copyright enforcement regime under the Digital Economy Act (DEA) has been shelved now that rights holders and internet service providers (ISPs) have voluntarily agreed a framework for educating alleged infringers about the harm of piracy,... 24 Jul 2014

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