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Law Resources: Intellectual Property: Copyright
EU news and official documents relating to copyright based goods and services.
legislation and other information.
Includes Collection of National Copyright Laws and Copyright Bulletin.
The Directory: Courts and Tribunals: Tribunals
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
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.
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.
Collecting society - mandated by many publishers to authorise the Copyright Licensing Agency to issue licences to users which permit limited photocopying of copyright material.
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.