Hove MP champions new consumer freedoms

Besi Besemar January 27, 2013

Mike Weatherley, MP

Amendments are about to be made by the Government to UK copyright law, which allows people to legally make digital copies of music, films and eBooks for personal use.

The alterations range from education and news reporting to parody, caricature and pastiche, as well as archiving. The changes could contribute at least £500m to the UK economy over 10 years, and perhaps much more from reduced costs, increased competition and by making copyright works more valuable.

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Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, has been championing the importance of Intellectual Property rights since his election to Parliament.

He said:

“Most people would agree that is was a bit ridiculous that the law has been so slow to catch up with technology, so this is a positive step in the right direction. I do have reservations with research and parody exemptions, but otherwise this is a good update to Britain’s copyright laws.”