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UK seeks copyright exemption for education

 9:07 am on Mar 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

Britain's best-loved storytellers turned their fire on the People's Revolutionary Council of Newport yesterday otherwise known as the Intellectual Property Office. The IPO wants to use the power of the state to rob authors of the right to see any royalties from sales into education.

Just like that. And no, this is not a joke. The government is currently hosting a consultation on measures thrown into the 'Google Review' the study ordered by No 10 and nominally led by former newspaper editor Ian Hargreaves but which was largely written by IPO bureaucrats. The consultation process has become a vehicle for all kinds of ideas which weren't in the review, but which appear to be part of a mission to obliterate copyright where possible, or collectivise it where it can't actually be obliterated.




 9:27 am on Mar 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

Time to sharpen the pitchfork...


 11:43 am on Mar 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

This is horrifying

I was looking at my asp.net textbooks recently, each of more than 1500 pages, all of them battered, and used, almost every page read by me at some stage

And i shudder to think of the Authors being robbed of Compensation for this work.

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