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UK Music Industry Wins In Copyright Case Against Government

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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In October 2014, the UK Government introduced measures to change the law to enable people to copy copyright material they have lawfully acquired for their own private and personal use.  The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), the Musicians' Union (MU) and UK Music opposed these measures because it would not provide fair compensation to rightsholders.  BASCA, MU and UK Music won a ruling in the High Court against the UK Government deeming the changes unlawful.  

Click here for details:  http://basca.org.uk/2015/06/19/uk-music-industry-wins-high-court-copyright-case-against-government/

Find a summary of the ruling here:  http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2015/june/uk-private-copyright-exception-unlawful-rules-high-court/