Directive tightens UK copyright

<p>Rightsholders in the UK are in line for increased licensing revenues after the European Commission's copyright directive finally becomes law at the end of the month--nearly a year behind schedule.</p><p>Regulations for the implementation of the EC's changes to copyright legislation passed through parliament last Friday (3rd October), and will come into force on the last day of October. </p><p>The directive is intended to harmonise copyright law across Europe. It will tighten legislation in the UK by removing the "fair dealing" exemption which has previously allowed businesses to cop...

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