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Law Resources: Intellectual Property: Copyright

Europa: European Commission: Internal Market: Copyright and Neighbouring Rights  

EU news and official documents relating to copyright based goods and services.

UK Intellectual Property Office: Copyright  

legislation and other information.

Unesco: Copyright  

Includes Collection of National Copyright Laws and Copyright Bulletin.

The Directory: Courts and Tribunals: Tribunals

Copyright Tribunal  

The Copyright Tribunal’s primary purpose is to resolve commercial licensing disputes between copyright owners or their agents (collecting societies) and people who use copyrighted material in their business. Copyright Tribunal is a tribunal non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

The Directory: Intellectual Property Organisations

Copyright Licensing Agency  

Responsible for looking after the interests of rights owners over the copying of books, journals and periodicals. It licenses users, collects fees from licensed users, pays authors and publishers (via ALCS and PLS), and institutes legal proceedings, if necessary, for the enforcement of the rights.

Creative Commons UK  

Non-profit organization which aims to establish a fair middle way between the extremes of copyright control, and the uncontrolled exploitation, of intellectual property. Its primary tool is the use of a range of copyright licences, freely available for public use, which allow creators to fine-tune control over their work, so enabling as wide a distribution as possible.

Publishers Licensing Society (PLS)  

Collecting society - mandated by many publishers to authorise the Copyright Licensing Agency to issue licences to users which permit limited photocopying of copyright material.

UK Copyright Service (UKCS)  

Independent witness agent which registers original works by musicians, artists, designers, software providers, authors, other organisations and individuals. Providing proof of originality, and protection against future intellectual property rights infringement, claims and disputes.