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A copyright exception for private copying in the United Kingdom

Karapapa, S. (2013) A copyright exception for private copying in the United Kingdom. European Intellectual Property Review, 35 (3). pp. 129-137. ISSN 0142-0461

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Abstract/Summary

This paper discusses the proposed copyright exception for private copying in the UK in the aftermath of the Hargreaves Review. It explores the options by which the exception shall retain a realistic scope without significantly impacting on the interests of the rightholders and addresses the concept of possible harm that may arise due to private copying. It concludes that an exception for copying of content legally owned by an individual to another medium or device for private use corresponds to consumers’ reasonable expectations without causing more than minimal harm to the rightholders’ interests and without requiring an accompanying introduction of a fair compensation scheme.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:31161
Publisher:Sweet & Maxwell

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