Yesterday, the Government announced its plans for reforms to the Copyright Act 1968 to improve “access”.
No fair use – so much for all those expert reports!
Instead, according to the Press Release, the amendments will involve:
- a new fair dealing exception for non-commercial quotation;
- a limited liability scheme for use of orphan works;
- amendments to the library and archive exceptions;
- amendments to the educational use exceptions;
- streamlining of the government use provisions.
There is a press release here. Apparently, the Government is planning to release an exposure draft of the proposed legislation later this year.
Lid dip, Carolyn Hough