Copyright Law Changes

From The Society of Authors, 9 October 2014

As of October 2014 a number of changes have been made to copyright law. The SoA made suggestions to the Intellectual Property Office and lobbied energetically on the areas affecting authors over the long period of consultation.

The introduction of a number of exceptions equates to a slight softening of the rules when it comes to using short extracts for the purposes of quotation, and also allows for limited use of material for parody, pastiche and caricature.  A guide to the changes, and what they mean for authors, can be found here.

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