Ireland has launched a review of its copyright law and many believe is leading the way toward the adoption of a fair use doctrine.
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Lucie Guibault of the Institute for Information Law in Amsterdam makes the case for a fair use provision in Europe.
The UK and Ireland are both engaged in reviews of intellectual property laws with an emphasis on fair use reforms. The UK study, focusing on innovation and economic growth, can be found here. Information on the Irish plans here.
Add Japan to the list of countries seemingly ready to move to a system that includes fair use. Reports indicate that a government advisory panel has approved “a plan to tolerate the unlicensed use of copyrighted works unless the use unduly infringes on the interest of the copyright holder.”
The CCIA has released a new study on the economic contributions of the fair use industries. Using the same metrics as WIPO uses to calculate the contributions of the copyright industries, the study finds that the sectors relying on fair use generate trillions in revenue in the U.S., are growing […]