The Directive on Copyright is an important piece of European Union legislation designed to modernise copyright for the digital age. Now passed, it will help ensure a fairer deal for those working in the creative sector. But what happens for the UK?

The statutory instrument for copyright and related rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit – which remains a possibility – was last week passed by both houses of parliament. It is expected to be signed into law shortly.

Talks on the EU Copyright Directive have completed with a compromise text and the European institutions now have to adopt the proposal. For the European Parliament, this is currently scheduled as a session on 27 March.

As the UK parliament prepares for the “meaningful vote” on the Government’s Brexit deal, the British Copyright Council looks at what the potential outcomes might mean for the creative sector.

You may be aware that there is no copyright in an idea, only in the form the idea takes. If you have a brilliant idea for an illustration and someone..

Lis Ribbans has recently taken the helm as Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the ‘invaluable’ British Copyright Council (BCC), of which AOI is a member – and we talk to her about her role, what the BCC has on its plate and how the AOI can play its part.

The Australian government is intending to revise their copyright laws and have issued a consultation paper on copyright modernisation, which AOI has responded to.

News from the Illustrators Partnership about the USA Copyright Office October 28, 2016 “Days after U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante was moved out of her job…lawyers and lobbyists are..

Feel you are not entirely sure you understand copyright? Need to explain it to a potential client? The British Copyright Council, of which AOI are a member have just published..

The High Court has ruled against the UK Government in a Judicial Review case brought by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), the Musicians’ Union (MU) and..

Copyright exceptions have recently been brought into law as Government did not consider that copyright laws were ‘fit for the digital age’, and they wanted to find ‘a balance between..

Contribute your views to the Government’s consultation on copyright The UK Government has launched an important consultation on copyright which proposes a number of significant changes to copyright in the..