14 March 2019
In 2014 UK Government introduced several copyright exceptions to include archiving and preservation, quotation, parody, copyright licensing, extended collective licensing and orphan works. The IPO is reviewing these changes this year and have sent out a Call for Evidence on how this has affected our industry.
The review covers:
1. The archiving and preservation exception
2. Other copyright exceptions. This includes the research, text and data mining, and education exceptions. It also includes the public administration, quotation, and parody exceptions
3. Extended collective licensing and orphan works
The call for evidence does not cover:
• codes of conduct for collective management organisations
• private copying exception
• disability exception
FOCAL will be responding to the IPO questions and are kindly asking if you could supply us with information before the 5th April to Mary Egan firstname.lastname@example.org, if you feel you would like us to including this in our reply. To help with the evidence we have included several of the questions below where the IPO are looking for help.
If you would prefer to supply information directly to the IPO please use this link for more details. Evidence must be submitted via email to email@example.com no later than10th April 2019.
What impact has the following exception had on you as a rightsholder? Please provide examples where possible:
• use of quotations or extracts of copyright works
• parody, caricature and pastiche
Orphan works licensing scheme:
• Has the orphan works licensing scheme changed your behaviour in managing your own works? Please provide examples, such as checking the orphan works register on a scheduled basis. What is the cost of this in time or financial resource?
• Has there been a change in the take-up of licences since this exception was implemented?
• What has been the drop, if any, in the relevant licensing income over the last 5 years?
• How much of this do you estimate flows from the implementation of the exception?
If you have any questions or would like further information please contact Mary Egan, Director of Operations, FOCAL firstname.lastname@example.org