Three of the five statutory instruments setting out amendments to the exceptions to copyright infringement under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as detailed in our IP e-bulletin of 3 April 2014) came into force on 1 June.
However, the more controversial exceptions (the two draft SIs on Quotation and parody and on Private use, respectively) were not brought into force on the same date; the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments required further discussion with the Government over these particular changes (see Intellectual Property Minister, Lord Younger's statement of 8 May 2014). It is anticipated that there will be exceptions to copyright infringement covering fair dealing for quotation and parody, caricature and pastiche, and also for personal copies for private use, but their precise form has yet to be confirmed.
The regulations that are now in force are:
- The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Disability) Regulations 2014
- The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014
- The Copyright (Public Administration) Regulations 2014
The following await further confirmation: