Ditto. I finish work at 1730 (if I can get out bang on time!) so anything before 1800 is basically a no from me... even then, it would be a rush.Gavman wrote:I cannot make any that are before 18:30 because of work but I will see what I can do about scheduling in the last two on that list
Consumer Focus/deappg Event: The Government’s IPR Review and fair use rights. Rip, Mix, Burn - How can fair use rights make UK copyright fit for the digital age?
A panel event in the House of Commons, Committee Room 8, Tuesday 8th March 6.30-8.30
Consumer Focus: options for fair use rights in UK law
The economic impact of consumer copyright exceptions: A literature review
Time to change the tune – Consumer research briefing on copyright
In November last year our Prime Minster announced a review of the UK’s copyright framework to make it more innovation friendly, giving companies the breathing space to create new products and services. The Independent Review of IP and Growth, led by Prof Ian Hargreaves, set out to investigate what the benefits of ‘fair use’ exceptions to copyright may be.
What has been termed ‘fair use rights’ are essentially exceptions in copyright law which allow consumers and others to copy, adapt or distribute copyrighted works without the permission of the copyright owner. While the UK has a number of fair use rights, called fair dealing, for the benefit of research, news reporting and criticism, the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act only provides consumers with the fair use right to time-shift broadcast, ie record broadcasts to watch/listen at a later time, and the back-up of software in certain circumstances. Essentially the copying copyrighted content for personal use by consumers is largely illegal under UK law: the back-up of music, film and e-books is currently illegal and so is format-shifting, eg copying music into different formats to listen to on different devices.
Fair use of copyrighted content consumers have purchased is legal in most other countries through a general fair use or private use exception, and companies develop corresponding products and services. For example, format-shifting is legal in the US, and Apple has developed the iPod and iPlayer on the basis that consumers format-shift their CD collection into digital. This leads to the absurd situation whether UK consumers can purchase hardware and software that is designed specifically for something that is illegal in this country. And no UK consumer has ever been sued for the fair use of products they have purchased. So why has fair use not been legalised before? Is it time to update UK copyright law? What difference would it make to UK based technology companies? And how do artists feel about it?
DEAPPG/Consumer Focus Event: The Government’s IPR Review and Fair Use.
This is a panel event open to the public, speakers include: Mike Weatherly MP, Jeff Lynn (coadec), Eric Joyce MP
Committee Room 6, HoC, Tuesday 8th March 6.30-8.30pm
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DEAPPG/Consumer Focus Event: ACS Law and the #deact
A roundtable event with guests, in the Wilson Room HoC 4.00pm-6.00pm Tuesday 22nd March
DEAPPG/yahoo event: Preserving the open Internet: opportunities and challenges for the UK DE?
A panel event open to the public about net neutrality.
Chair: tbc, speakers from Yahoo, Skype, Which? ORG and more
Committee Room 19 HoC, Tuesday 29th March 6.00-8.00pm
via http://www.digecon.co.uk/events wrote:DEAPPG/Institute of Engineering and Technology event with Richard Stallman: Copyright, digital freedoms and the deact.
Tuesday 8th March, 10-11.30am in Room Q Portcullis House.
Richard Stallman, from the Free Software Foundation (GNU Project/Linux) is touring the UK:
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via http://www.digecon.co.uk/events wrote:Consumer Focus/deappg Event: The Government’s IPR Review and fair use rights.
The House of Commons, Committee Room 8 Tuesday 8th March 6.30-8.30
This is a panel event open to the public and designed to support the governments IP Review.
Speakers include Mike Weatherly MP and Jeff Lynn (coadec), chaired by Lord Lucas
The government has asked the IPO and Ian Hargreaves to engage with the public to assist with their review of existing Intellectual Property rights.
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