U.K. Music Biz Reacts to Hargreaves Copyright Report
Date: Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 23:56:33 UTC

U.K. music execs and rights holders have welcomed the findings of Professor Ian Hargreaves' "Digital Opportunity: A Review of Intellectual Property and Growth" - an independent report on copyright law. Despite industry fears that Hargreaves would recommend a relaxing of U.K. copyright legislation, the report is largely favorable to the music biz. Significantly, it rejects the introduction of U.S-style "Fair Use" provisions, which allows Internet operators to use small amounts of content without permission from rights holders. Google was one of the major digital companies pushing for copyright reform to be implemented in the United Kingdom. Website

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