UK Implementation of European Copyright Directive
The UK Patent Office published its consultation paper on the
implementation of the European Copyright Directive (2001/29/EC) on 7
August 2002, thus opening its consultation period on the directive.
Responses to this paper must be submitted to the Patent Office by 31
October 2002. The paper presented below is a critique of the proposed
implementation; it highlights flaws in the proposal, and makes
recommendations for their solution. It is intended to be useful both
to those writing responses to the Patent Office, and to those who
merely want to know how the implementation of the directive is likely
to affect them.
Critique of the Proposed UK Implementation of the EU Copyright
Response to the Patent Office's consultation exercise
What can we do about it?
Respond to the consultation paper - you'll find full directions on the
STAND website. It's also a good
idea to write to your MP, asking them to respond to the consultation
as well (consultation responses from MPs are taken more
seriously than from the general public) - FaxYourMP.com is your friend.