The Society of Authors (SoA), Association of Authors’ Agents (AAA), Publishers Association (PA) and Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) write to BEIS to stress the importance of maintaining the current copyright regime.
We are watching with interest the ongoing lawsuit in New York between Hachette, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House and Wiley, against the Internet Archive. The outcome of the case could have huge implications for US copyright law and a victory for the Internet Archive would be a victory for pirate sites illegally distributing copyright-protected books. San…
To mark British IP Day, we are publishing this fantastic short guide to copyright, created by comics artists Woodrow Phoenix and Hannah Berry.
BBC, ITV, Channel Four and Channel 5 among those adopting APC’s updated code of practice for handling submissions.
Society of Authors responds to announcement #SaveOurBooks
The future of the UK’s copyright regime is under threat.
The SoA has joined with the Association of Illustrators to submit written evidence to the House of Lords’ EU Sub-Committee inquiry into the future of UK-EU trade in services. In it, they call on Government to act urgently to end the uncertainty faced by creative practitioners as a result of Brexit and, ‘to ensure that the UK can be the best place in the world to be a creator.’
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) wants to hear from you to try to improve its systems – and your responses will help us in lobbying for change.
The SoA has joined with eight other organisations representing over 330,000 members for the second time in a month in tabling detailed evidence to MPs’ post-pandemic economic growth inquiry led by the House of Commons’ committee for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
We respond to today’s Government announcement that the Copyright Directive will not be implemented into UK law.
As we reported last month, the Copyright Directive has finally been agreed by the EU.
Marking the final stage in the passage of the Copyright Directive in the EU, the Council of the European Union has now formally adopted the Directive. This follows the decision of the European Parliament to support this vital piece of legislation at the end of March.