High court quashes regulations allowing people to copy CDs

The high court has quashed regulations introduced by the government to allow members of the public to lawfully copy CDs and other copyright material bought for their own private use. The move follows a judge’s recent ruling that the government was legally incorrect in deciding not to introduce a compensation scheme for songwriters, musicians and other rights holders who faced losses as a result of their copyright being infringed.

Country: UK

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: private copy, private use, court decision, UK, infringement, copyright

Posted on Friday 17 July 2015

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