UK publishers lobby peers over copyright

Thursday, 17 January 2013 - 10:49am

UK publishers lobby peers over copyright

Newspaper publishers have told peers that proposed amendments to copyright law, as contained in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, could seriously affect the industry.

The Newspaper Society (NS), which represents regional publishers, and its national publishers' equivalent, the Newspaper Publishers Association (NPA), made their case when briefing members of the House of Lords about the importance of intellectual property (IP) rights.

Separately, a consortium of international media and archiving bodies - such as the Press Association, Reuters and the Associated Press - sent a letter to business secretary Vince Cable warning that it would consider challenging the amendments through judicial review if they proceeded.

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See also: Battle looms between Government and news /photo agencies over copyright

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