The amendments the Government has put forward aim to provide clarity in relation to the subscribers’ right to appeal under the initial and technical obligations – the grounds on which they can appeal, what is expected of copyright owners and ISPs by way of proving the existence of an infringement and what the appeals body can do when an appeal is successful.
Overview of Government Amendments for Report
In general, during debates at Committee stage the Government has favoured leaving a high level of flexibility to be addressed by the code, which will hopefully benefit from direct input from industry and others, or at the least will have been consulted on by Ofcom, and the views of all stakeholders taken into account…
This factsheet provides additional information on the Government’s proposals for supporting sustainable multi-platform news in the nations, regionally and locally.
This factsheet sets out to explain in more detail the Government’s thinking on:
- Orphan works: covering self licensing, definition of orphan works, concerns of photographers, remuneration and indemnification; and
- Extended Collective Licensing: covering opting out, representation, efficiencies, remuneration for rights holders and legal certainty.